Posted On 13 Jun 2017
Until the end of June, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) will await a response from the government of Lenin Moreno and the Legislature regarding requests for the amnesty for 117 people and 20 pardons.
This is part of a set of resolutions adopted by the Conaie in an extraordinary meeting held last Saturday in Pastaza.
Jorge Herrera, president of the Conaie, said that if there is no response “they will take strong measures,” Moreover, they expect that pardons and amnesties are given in “block” and not “individually.”
On July 4, they will submit to the government a list of proposals to guarantee “democracy and human rights, a change of economic model, and fight against corruption.”
Herrera announced that on August 24, 25 and 26 they will hold their national assembly in Zamora Chinchipe, to elect their new authorities (I).