CONAIE will Denounce their Situation to UN
Indigenous peaceful protests began in the province of Morona Santiago, while the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (CONAIE) announced that the marches will be progressive to secure the release of the Shuar leader Pepe Acacho and two others, arrested on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Ecuadorian Vice President, Lenin Moreno, said yesterday the government will act with tolerance, but firmly trough the announced indigenous mobilization.
Regarding this issue, Justice Minister, José Serrano, said that the case against the Shuar leader Acacho and Pedro Mashiant and Fidel Kaniras, is a sabotage case established by the Penal Code not by the Government.
CONAIE decided to request an amnesty to the National Assembly for the three detainees, but also for the 189 indigenous leaders that, according to them, are pursued by the Government saying that they are terrorists or saboteurs.
CONAIE announced they will ask for a meeting with the secretary of the United Nations (UN),Ban Ki Moon, who will arrive this Sunday to the country. The intention is to tell the UN secretary what they consider have been four years of abuses against its people during this administration.
Indigenous also said international organizations such as Human Rights Watch and theInternational Labour Organization (ILO) have contacted them to prepare a report on the situation of indigenous people and communities in Ecuador.
Source: El Universo