Two other indigenous leaders assassinated in Chocó, Colombia | News

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The Orewa Association denounced this Sunday the murder of two leaders of the territorial indigenous guard of the Emberá Playa Bonita community, located in the department of Chocó, in northwestern Colombia, which adds up to 162 crimes of this nature so far. year.


Indigenous social leader assassinated in Chocó, Colombia

In a statement released through the Twitter account of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) and other NGOs in that country, Orewa strongly rejected the murder of Carlitos Uragama Cano and Francisco Sarco Pipicay in front of their relatives, and the injuries Serious for five bullet wounds inflicted on a third individual who is currently struggling between life and death.

These community members "had fled the armed conflict in their territories of origin and were part of the association of indigenous victims of Chocó," explains the manifesto, and that now the survivors will probably leave their homes to preserve their lives.

According to the statement, on the night of November 11, three hooded men broke into the farm where these families lived, in the vicinity of the municipality of Quibdó, and "without any justification" began to shoot indiscriminately at those present.

Orewa also expressed his concern about the impunity of the crimes of armed groups outside the law, which in this case the media attribute to the so-called Clan del Golfo.

"They lay the men on the floor and separate the women, and the three men who were there, according to the information they give, proceed to shoot them without saying a word," the police commander of the city told the press. It collided, Colonel Clauder Cardona.

According to the Indepaz organization, these are the 161 and 162 victims of the deadly violence against indigenous and social leaders in Colombia during the year 2022.

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