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Indonesian farmers take legal action over haze

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Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia's worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday. 

In this photograph taken on June 29, 2013, an Indonesian worker extinguishes a forest fire in Riau province on Sumatra island. The fire triggered Southeast Asia's worst smog crisis in recent years. Indonesian farmers in Riau have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis.

Environmental groups Tuesday filed the class-action lawsuit at the Jakarta High Court on behalf of farmers from five villages in Riau province on Sumatra island.

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