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The family of the indigenous girl raped by the Colombian military asks for her return and applies an indigenous verdict

June 28, 2020

The family of the twelve-year-old girl from the indigenous ethnic group Embera Chamí, who was raped by eight soldiers in Colombia, has requested that the authorities return the girl who is under the protection of family care and that indigenous jurisdiction be applied to the soldiers.

“The traditional authorities have demanded that the attackers be handed over to the indigenous judiciary to be brought to justice and that the ordinary criminal justice system should serve them after serving their sentence, a request made by the Colombian National Indigenous Organization is supported, “said the National Indigenous Organization. of Colombia (ONIC) in a statement.

Process-related sources have highlighted that the abuse to which the minor has been exposed is common in the country’s indigenous communities. They pointed out that the excesses of the members of the Public Force are “structural violence” that they have to live with as soon as they enter their territory.

The family of the indigenous girl raped by the Colombian military asks for her return and applies an indigenous verdictThe family of the indigenous girl raped by the Colombian military asks for her return and applies an indigenous verdict

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