Alirio Sánchez

Alirio Sánchez was a leader in the indigenous community of Totoró, a merchant, and a traditional healer. He was passionate about traditional medicine and helped to care for the elderly in his community, in addition to his role as a peace advocate.

He was stabbed by unknown individuals on his way home from market, and later died in the University Hospital San José after being in a coma for 6 days. The indigenous community of Totoró demanded that the judicial authorities recognise the crime against Mr Sánchez and speed up the investigation to find the perpetrators of his murder.

 


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Cauca

Sex1:Male

Age:58

Date of Killing:06/01/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Cabildo Indígena Totoró

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Indigenous People’s Rights, Peace Building

More information:Front Line Defenders

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