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Zimbabwe safari operator says 2nd American accused of illegal lion hunt acted in ‘good faith’


HARARE, Zimbabwe(AP) _ A Zimbabwean safari operator accused of facilitating an illegal lion hunt for an American citizen in April denies the bow and arrow kill was unlawful and says his client acted in “good faith.”

Landowner Headman Sibanda said Monday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that his client, Jan Casimir Seski of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, didn’t break any law during his Zimbabwean hunt.

Sibanda says the relevant paperwork was in place for Seski’s hunt.

The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority alleged Sunday that Seski was involved in an illegal hunt.

Zimbabwean officials say they are seeking the extradition of another American, James Walter Palmer, for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in an early July hunt that was allegedly illegal.

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