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Cambodia: Stop killing log poachers

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PHNOM PENH - The Cambodian government on Tuesday called on Thai authorities to use the courts and not guns against its citizens caught poaching protected timber. 

The sharp rise in deaths of illegal loggers was of great concern, spokesman Phay Siphan said.

He was speaking after the Cambodian government released figures showing 45 Cambodian loggers were shot dead in Thailand last year, three times the number killed in 2011 and five times the number shot dead in 2010.

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