Human Rights Advocates Due to Killing Loggers

By lunaradmin - Apr 08, 2015      
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This morning, Human rights advocates in India called for a thorough investigation into the deaths occurring a day earlier, of 20 loggers in a raid, on what the authority say was an illegal operation in the state of Andhra Pradesh to cut and sell endangered red sandalwood trees.
Law enforcement say that officers had opened fire on the loggers in self-defense and that some of the loggers had firearms. Though some pelted stone marks were left on officer’s body there were no gunshot wounds.
Early Tuesday morning, the police surprised a large group of loggers estimates varied from 50 to 100 and the ensuing shootout left 20 bodies on the forest floor, an episode that dominated Indian news reports on Tuesday.

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