Indepaz denounce massacre number 40 in Colombia during 2022 | News

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The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) denounced on Tuesday the murder of four people in the Peña Alta indigenous reservation, which constitutes the 40th massacre in Colombia during the course of this year.

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The organization indicates that three indigenous people belonging to the Embera Dobida people and an Afro-Colombian man were killed in the area where irregular armed groups, such as the Clan del Golfo, operate.

The authorities have not specified the identity of the four victims found in the area of ​​the Seventh Division of the Army belonging to the Alto Baudó municipality, in the department of Chocó, located in the northwest of the country.



The incident that occurred on May 13 caused the displacement of a large part of the indigenous community to the Afro Community Council of Chachajo, which is located in the vicinity of the scene of the events.

For their part, the Indigenous Authorities of Chocó state that around 50 indigenous families were displaced in Chocó, which means around 207 inhabitants of the Embera Dobida and Biakirude communities.



Similarly, they categorically rejected the unfortunate incident while stating that “they violate all kinds of human rights and alter the tranquility and harmony of indigenous families.”

The Ombudsman’s Office has registered an increase in recent weeks in the number of kidnappings, forced recruitment and murders perpetrated as a result of the clashes between the different irregular armed groups.

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