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Report: 2015 Was Deadliest Year on Record for Environmental Activists

2015 was a deadliest year on record for environmental activists, says watchdog Global Witness in a disturbing new report that documents what appears to be a worldwide increase in targeted killings of environmental campaigners. “The numbers are shocking,” Global Witness campaign leader Billy Kyte told VOA. “We documented 185 killings across 16 countries. That’s almost a 60 percent increase from the previous year and the highest annual turnout that we have on record. On average, more than...

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