Peruvian Antilogging Activist Edwin Chota Killed
September 8, 2014Associated Press

Peruvian Antilogging Activist Edwin Chota Killed

Opponent of illegal logging was slain with three other native community leaders in remote region

The activist had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community was seeking title. "He threatened to upset the status quo," said David Salisbury, a professor at the University of Richmond. "The illegal loggers are on record for wanting Edwin dead."

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