[News] Colombia: Another Social Leader Killed in Nariño - so far 205 social leaders have been killed in 2020

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COLOMBIA: ANOTHER SOCIAL LEADER KILLED IN NARIÑO

 September 6, 2020 
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THUS FAR THIS YEAR, 205 SOCIAL LEADERS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS LATIN
AMERICAN COUNTRY.

Indigenous organizations Saturday denounced the murder of Juan Pablo
Prado, a social leader who was killed in the Municipality of Tumaco,
Nariño Department. 

According to Colombia's  Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC),
the social leader was killed near the school where he worked on
September 6 by unidentified men who shot him at least three times.  

Francisco Cortez Guanga, governor of the Piguambí Palangana council said
Prado had previously received death threats, and that he had been
persecuted.  

"He was killed near the school, in the place where he arrived to park
his car. He received death threats before, and in recent days he was a
victim of persecution," Piguambi Palangana Council's governor Francisco
Cortez said. 

"He supported the indigenous guard, he also supported various scenarios
within the indigenous reservation. He was attentive to the
mobilizations, he was a man who was fully involved in the dreams of the
education of the AWA people and their reservation," Cortez added. 

Juan Pablo was originally from the Kokonuco Cauca community but arrived
in the Awa Indigenous community various years ago to become a teacher.
He first started out as a guide and a counselor for kids in the region. 


So far this year, 14 members of this Indigenous Community have been
murdered and 205 social leaders have been killed in Colombia.  

  

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