Oliverio Conejo Sánchez

Oliverio Conejo was an ancestral authority of the indigenous Totoroez people in Totoró, Cauca. He was also in charge of the community health programme in the area and was responsible for implementing plans to protect the community from COVID.

On 11 September, 2020, Oliverio was driving with his daughter, Emily Conejo Angucho, on the road between the municipalities of Inzá and Totoró, when he was intercepted by two men on a motor bike who opened fire killing both Oliverio and Emily instantly. Oliverio had been on his way to attend a religious ceremony.

There is a high level of violence in Cauca due to an ongoing battle between dissident elements of the FARC and the ELN for control of the drug traffic in the area.

Tribute to Oliverio Conejo

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Date of Killing:11/09/2020

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Cabildo Indígena de Totoró

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Minority Rights, Right to Health

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URLs (links) of Interest
Fotografía.- CRIC, ““Seamos esencia y no apariencia para la diferencia” Mayor Oliverio Conejo Sánchez” Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca, 14 de septiembre 2020.
Programa Somos Defensores
El Pais
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