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In Brief: Cambodian logger to face Thai court

Twelve Cambodian men arrested in Thailand in August are to stand trial in a Thai court Monday on charges of illegal logging. Leu Chandara, deputy chief of the Office of Cambodia-Thailand Relations in the Ministry of Defence, said he would travel to the court in Thailand’s Sisaket province to defend the Cambodians. “We will appeal their case if the Thai court’s trial is unfair for our people,” he said. “It is my duty to defend our citizens.” The men, who are awaiting trial in a prison in Sisaket, were arrested by the Thai military during a crackdown on unlicensed logging inside the Thai border adjacent to Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district in August. It was originally feared the men had been shot dead by a Thai border patrol after the bodies of two other loggers were discovered on the border.

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