Indigenous people ask for justice for the case of the girl raped by 7 members of Colombia Army
Monument of the fallen soldiers in Bogotá, indigenous people ask for justice for the case of the girl raped by 7 members of the Army, as well as for all the cases of violation of Human Rights to indigenous communities have been exposed.
Seven Colombian soldiers have been charged in the rape of a 13-year-old Indigenous girl, an announcement that has alarmed many in a nation already grappling with the military’s long record of abuse, including illegal killings and accusations of sexual assaults.
The girl, a member of the Embera community, is a student who had been living with her mother and many siblings in the department of Risaralda, in the western part of the country, according to Lejandrina Pastor, an adviser with the Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia, the association that unites the country’s Indigenous groups.
Ms. Pastor said the assault occurred after the girl disappeared temporarily, sending her family into a panic.