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This Saturday Jorge Eliecer Mejía of the Guardia Indígena was murdered while he was in a public establishment in Mondomo.
This Saturday, a new murder of a social leader in Colombia, the 102nd so far this year 2022, was registered this in the village of Mondomo, Santander de Quilichao, department of Cauca, reported the Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz).
In a statement, the ACIN said that the murder occurred a few meters from the local police station and in a heavily militarized area.
"As Nasa people and as an organizational process of the northern zone, we reject with all our strength this violent death of a new guard. They are 29 kiwe thegnas of Cxhab Wala Kiwe murdered since 2006, defenders of life and territory that the war against the peoples has taken from us."
"We demand justice for our comrade Jorge Eliecer Mejía. We accompany the family and the guard of the Resguardo Indígena La Concepción, located in the municipalities of Buenos Aires and Santander de Quilichao, department of Cauca, in these difficult moments."
"They will not succeed in subjecting us to terror and death," the ACIN said.
Mejía's murder brings the total number of social leaders assassinated in Colombia since the signing of the 2016 Peace Accords to 1,329, Indepaz said.