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Another Indigenous Rights Leader Killed in Colombia | News | teleSUR English

14.1.17

Another Indigenous Rights Leader Killed in Colombia | News | teleSUR English: According to eyewitnesses, activist Olmedo Pito Garcia was stabbed by two men who attacked him as he was walking home in the southwestern department of Cauca, one of the regions hardest hit by decades of armed conflict between government forces and guerrilla rebels. Police have ruled out the attack being linked to a robbery, but no information about the stabber's identity has been released.

This is the first case of homicide of a social leader in Cauca in the early days of 2017. Last year, a total of 16 social leaders were killed in the department, according to information provided by human rights organizations.


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