Press release from Global Witness on axe attack

March 30, 2016 | Posted in: News

Global Witness is calling on the Cambodian government to urgently investigate a violent attack on a young forest activist, who was hacked with a machete while investigating rampant illegal logging in one of Southeast Asia’s largest evergreen forests.

Phan Sopheak is one of a group of activists awarded the UN Equator Prize at the 2015 Paris climate summit, an award given for outstanding achievements in sustainable development.

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