With this double homicide, so far this month, there are five crimes against these people who represent their communities or work for the defense of human rights
< /p>May was the month with the most displaced persons, as 11,400 people had to leave their homes, mainly in the department of Nariño (on the border with Ecuador). Stock photography. EFE/Ernesto Guzmán Jr.
Once again the macabre list of social leaders murdered in Colombia continues to swell with the murder of two indigenous people in the rural area of Quibdó (Chocó), with whom it would five fatalities so far in November,Despite the fact that the government of the president, Gustavo Petro, opened the door for the illegal armed groups to join his initiative for total peace, but with these actions they continue to show no sign of wanting to stop the acts of violence in the national territory.< /p>
According to a report at the Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), the two new victims were identified as Francisco Sarco Pipicay, 29, and Carlitos Urágama Cano, 23 years old. Both were members of the Association of Indigenous Victims of Chocó and the Indigenous Guard of the Emberá community Playa Bonita.
The NGO reported that the two leaders of the ancestral communities were killed by armed men who broke into the family home where they were staying during the night of last Friday November 11.
In the regional newspaper Chocó 7 Días they detailed that the crime occurred in the vicinity of the Chaparraidó tourist resort where the two men resided. They indicated that the murderers forced them to lie down on the palm floor and shot them in front of their families. They also reported that another indigenous person was seriously injured, after being shot five times, and attributed the crime to the Clan del Golfo.
In addition, in that Chocoano environment they consulted with the Orewa Association, a process of organizational unity of the Embera Dóbida, Katío, Chamí and Tule peoples. There they were told that these two people were victims of forced displacement from their territories of origin.
The The Ombudsman's Office pointed out that in that area of the Colombian Pacific that since 2019 they had been warning of the serious situation of violence that the population is suffering.
“We reject the murder of 2 indigenous guards in Ichó, #Quibdó, #Chocó. We urge that actions be taken to guarantee the rights of the community, whose risks were warned in #EarlyWarning 049-2019and follow-up report of October 2021 (sic)”, they published on their official Twitter account.
They also indicated that they are providing support to the relatives of the victims and once again they called on the illegal organizations to stop the violence.
“Our Regional #Chocó accompanied the relatives and required @AlcaldiaQuibdo to activate the route to protect and provide humanitarian care to the relatives.We reiterate the call to the illegal armed groups to keep the population out of their actions (sic)”, they trilled.
They reported that they are awaiting the state of health of the other person who was seriously injured in the middle of the double homicide.
“Accompaniment was also provided to the relatives of another indigenous person seriously injured in the attack. We ask the EPS responsible for patient care to guarantee immediate referral to a more complex health institution (sic)”, they stated.
The Attorney General's Office announced that they are working together with the National Police to establish the motives for this crime.
Prior to this double homicide, there was a record of three other social leaders murdered this month: Dositeo Ojeda Mena killed in Taminango (Nariño); Juvencio Cerquera, whose life was taken in Sotará (Cauca), and Edgar Ayala Pinto, killed in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander).