A giant SOS is carved into an oil palm plantation in Sumatra by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic to draw attention to the damage caused by deforestation to the wildlife and indigenous people of Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

Five Asian environmental activists killed for defending land and natural resources against exploitation

In the week NGO Global Witness reported the killing of 207 environmental defenders worldwide in 2017, we look at five of the most shocking recent cases in East Asia

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A giant SOS is carved into an oil palm plantation in Sumatra by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic to draw attention to the damage caused by deforestation to the wildlife and indigenous people of Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
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