Cambodian security forces kill teenage girl during clash with villagers armed with axes and crossbows

Cambodian security forces kill teenage girl during clash with villagers armed with axes and crossbows – Independent, May 16, 2012
…A 2007 report by the group Global Witness highlighted what it said was a network that linked those involved in illegal logging with the police and military and senior politicians. “Cambodia is run by a kleptocratic elite that generates much of its wealth via the seizure of public assets, particularly natural resources,” the report concluded.
Megan MacInnes of Global Witness said of Mr Wutty’s death: “Sadly there is a long and well-documented history of activists trying to protect Cambodia’s [resources] being attacked and dying. This is not the first…”

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