Gersain Yatacué Escu

Gersain was assassinated on August 1, 2019. The 25-year-old indigenous leader was the village coordinator of the indigenous guard of the San Julián Toribío sector, Cauca, he also led a community project where he advised on economic and productive issues in the Nasa Indigenous community project. He was a member of the Kiwe Thegna indigenous people and coordinator of the Indigenous Guard, in charge of protecting the land and the community in Vereda San Julián. He was attacked with a firearm when he was in the village of El Pajarito, in Toribío. The Cauca Regional Indigenous Council –CRIC– reported that a possible motivation for the murder is that there is a presence in the territory of industries and monocrops, which do not want the indigenous guards to carry out territorial control. The community affirmed that the person responsible for the incident would be the Dagoberto Ramos column, belonging to FARC dissidents.


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