Herminio Dovigama Leiva

On 26 September, 2018, Herminio Dovigama Leiva, an Indigenous leader Jaibaná (traditional doctor)of the Alto Orito Reservation, was murdered by unknown people. The killing took place in Orito Municipality, Putumayo department.

The information was documented by  “Somos Defensores”, which published the annual report of 2018 dedicated to the social leaders murdered in that year.

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Date of Killing:26/09/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Jaibaná of the Alto Orito Reservation

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

Sector Detail:Indigenous Peoples' Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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