Colombian Nasa native guards escort seven alleged FARC members accused of murdering two leaders of their tribe, just before the trial conducted by the tribe's leading authorities, on November 9, 2014, in Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. When crimes are committed in aboriginal territory, the punishment for the accused is decided by the community and not the ordinary justice system. The suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel fighters on Wednesday attacked two native leaders who were removing billboards praising the late leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Guillermo Leon Saenz, also known as Alfonso Cano.
Colombian Nasa native guards escort seven alleged FARC members accused of murdering two leaders of their tribe, just before the trial conducted by the tribe's leading authorities, on November 9, 2014, in Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. When crimes are committed in aboriginal territory, the punishment for the accused is decided by the community and not the ordinary justice system. The suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel fighters on Wednesday attacked two native leaders who were removing billboards praising the late leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Guillermo Leon Saenz, also known as Alfonso Cano. LUIS ROBAYO AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Colombian Nasa native guards escort seven alleged FARC members accused of murdering two leaders of their tribe, just before the trial conducted by the tribe's leading authorities, on November 9, 2014, in Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. When crimes are committed in aboriginal territory, the punishment for the accused is decided by the community and not the ordinary justice system. The suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel fighters on Wednesday attacked two native leaders who were removing billboards praising the late leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Guillermo Leon Saenz, also known as Alfonso Cano. LUIS ROBAYO AFP/GETTY IMAGES

For Colombia’s Nasa Indians, the village lays down the law

November 09, 2014 7:10 PM

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