Prosecutor appointed commission to investigate massacre in Tumaco, Nariño

Prosecutor appointed commission to investigate massacre in Tumaco, Nariño

The Attorney General’s Office announced this Sunday night that it appointed a commission of prosecutors and investigators who will be in charge of carrying out the investigation into the massacre that took place in the rural area of ​​the municipality of Tumaco (nose), where three indigenous people from the Inda Sabaleta community of the Awá indigenous reservation were murdered.

The events occurred around 12:00 noon while the victims were participating in a meeting in which human rights violations were analyzed that are being presented in that department, located in the south of the country.

“The Prosecutor’s Office arranged a team of prosecutors, investigators and criminalists to carry out an investigation for murder of alternate governor Orlando Moreano and two UNP escorts, as well as other members of the AWA community who were injured in the Inda Sabaleta shelter, Nariño,” said the investigative body through its official account on the Twitter social network.

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The Observatory of Human Rights and Conflicts of the Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz), rejected the 49th massacre that has occurred this year in Colombia and that leaves a total of 176 dead.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous Unit of the Awá People (Unipa), issued a statement condemning this violent act in which three indigenous people were murdered.

“We denounce and reject that today, July 3 at 12:00 noon in the Sabaleta community of the Awá Inda Sabaleta reservation, jurisdiction of the municipality of Tumaco, three comrades from our organization, including the deputy governor of the reservation, Juan Orlando Moreano, were murdered by illegal armed groups operating in the area,” they expressed.

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The armed attack occurred when the victims, together with other indigenous people, were finishing a meeting on the situation of the communities in terms of human rights violations and when they were about to return to their homes, “actors from illegal armed groups shot them.”

It was also known that some people were seriously injured and require urgent medical attention.

settled a humanitarian mission of the indigenous guard to remove the bodies of the victims and transfer them to the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences.

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“As a result of the systematic human rights violations against our Awá Unipa people, We now declare the reactivation of the Humanitarian Minga for the life and dignity of the Awá indigenous people,” they expressed in a statement.

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