Yet another indigenous community member murdered in southwest Colombia

A young indigenous man was murdered in the Cauca region of southwest Colombia on Monday 26 August. Iván Andrés Mejía Campo, who was 23 years old, was shot dead by an unidentified assailant as he socialised with friends in the Caloto zone.

Indigenous communities in Cauca have been heavily affected by violence since the peace agreement was signed in November 2016. Last month, the National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia (ONIC) said that 97 indigenous activists and guards had been murdered during the preceding year. Cauca has been worse-affected than any other region of the country.