The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN)Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is concerned about the violence recorded during the recent protests in the country, for the rights of indigenous peoples, especially that perpetrated against women and peaceful protesters.
From Switzerland, Tauli-Corpuz issued a statement on “the violent clashes that have taken place (in Ecuador) from August 10th.” That day the indigenous movement declared an uprising and 13th, in conjunction with trade unions and social groups, a national strike.
The rapporteur called for a “fair and impartial investigation of all violent incidents denounced by the different parties;” and for the due process of detainees, “especially those who are in this situation because they have exercised their right to demonstrate peacefully.”
In the newsletter it is attributed that Tauli-Corpuz “also expressed her particular concern about allegations of violence against indigenous women and supporters who participated in the demonstrations peacefully.”
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