Indigenous social activist murdered in Caldas

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 3 November 2017

On 2 November, 30-year-old Elvia Azucena Vargas was murdered in the department of Caldas, central Colombia. Elvia was an indigenous resident of Rortachuelo, in the Cañamomo Lomaprieta community.

The National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia (ONIC) said: 'The indigenous authorities of the Reservation demand all the forcefulness of the competent entities so that they capture those responsible, investigate, clarify, judge and condemn the material and intellectual actors of this crime'.

Over 100 social and political activists have been murdered in 2017.

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