Indigenous ranger from the Mayangna Sauni As territory died three days after a shooting attack

Sergio Julián, 42, was assassinated by armed men on his way to his home on Sunday afternoon, July 2, after participating in a meeting. The subjects, still unidentified, intercepted him near the Betlenhem indigenous community, Mayangna territory.

According to the story published by Prilaka Community Foundation, the deceased indigenous person, who worked as a forest ranger, was attacked by four subjects who shot him three times. The wounded man was taken to the Bonanza hospital, but due to his serious condition, he was transferred to a medical center in Rosita, in the Triángulo Minero. At around eight o’clock this past Tuesday night, Julián was declared dead.

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Indigenous ranger from the Mayangna Sauni As territory died three days after a shooting attack
Indigenous ranger from the Mayangna Sauni As territory died three days after a shooting attack

Ranger of the Mayangna Sauni As community assassinated / photo: Prilaka Community Foundation

The members of the Miskito foundation lamented this death, which is added to the deaths due to territorial conflicts in this area of ​​the country. «From Prilaka we extend our solidarity with the grieving family and we embrace our brother people for the loss of one more son, who has been the victim of the serious property conflict that the indigenous communities of the Moskitia of Nicaragua are going through with extreme violence towards community members, communities and communities, mainly the Mayangna Sauni As territory,” reads the mourning note.

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For his part, the president of the Fundación del Río, Amaru Ruíz, regretted these acts of violence and explained that «Community members of the Mayangna Sauni As Territory confirmed to us the death of the ranger, Sergio Julián J, who received two bullet wounds last Sunday. Environmental defenders continue to be persecuted in Nicaragua».

other attacks

Last March, invaders of indigenous lands entered a village of the Mayangna community of Wilu, on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua to attack the community members with lead. Six people died in the attack. Others fled when their houses were burned. The victims included women and children.

After that brutal attack, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) demanded that the Daniel Ortega regime investigate and stop the acts of violence against the native communities in that area of ​​the country.

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