This Wednesday, June 9, a group of armed men murdered the worker for the rights of indigenous peoples Danilo Galindo along with his son, only 23 years old, in the afternoon.
The social leader was an official of the mayor’s office of Fortul, Arauca, where he served as an equity conciliator.
The incident was perpetrated in the vicinity of the town of La Esmeralda, when several individuals with firearms intercepted him.
According to local media, the father was found at the point known as “Case sinz” and the youngest victim at the height of the “Palo de agua” path, approximately three kilometers away from each other.
Danilo worked for the indigenous peoples and was currently an official in the mayor’s office of Fortúl, Arauca, where he served as an equity conciliator.
With Danilo are 70 leaders and human rights defenders assassinated in 2021
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June 10, 2021
According to information from the Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), Danilo’s murder would be the 70th murder against leaders and human rights defenders so far in 2021.
The municipal administration of Fortul and Galindo’s co-workers, through a statement, offered condolences to their relatives, expressing their resounding rejection of this crime and demand an investigation by the authorities.
Also on Wednesday the murder of the leader Nasa Argenis Yatacue took place, who was also intercepted with her partner in the early hours of the morning. On the same day there were two double homicides of social leaders.
Argenis was currently a leader, teacher and Sa’t We’sx (ancestral authority) of the Páez reservation in the municipality of Corinto, north of the department of Cauca.
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June 9, 2021
Local authorities declared that they are trying to determine the reasons for the crime against Galindo and are trying to find the perpetrators, while preparing to determine new measures to guarantee public order through a security council.
However, Colombia continues to be submerged in a day of violence due to the repression of protests, mainly in Bogotá and Cali. Only during the day of June 9, 68 injured people were registered and ten of them had to be referred to hospitals.