Soldiers accuse an Indigenous leader of being an informer for the FARC

Yesterday, at 1:00 p.m., in a place where the paramilitaries are present in the territory, at a military check point of the 17th Brigade, a few minutes from Mutatá, the Indigenous leader, Jairo Majore Bailarín, was accused by the military soldiers of being an informant for the FARC guerrillas.

The soldiers, after writing him up, ordered him to present himself to the soldiers every time he left the Uradá Jiguamiandó Reserve.
Jairo Majore is one of the leaders who have expressed the feeling of the Embera Indigenous communities objecting to the implementation of an extractive mining project of the Muriel Mining Corporation and the planting of coca in properties of the Reserve by bad-faith third parties, some of whom are linked to the paramilitaries.

Majore is a recipient of Protective Measures by order of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.

Bogotá, D.C., May 6, 2012

Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz-
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission