6 April 2021: A group of unknown individuals killed musician Rafael Domicó Carupia in front of his house in Amparradó Popalito in Colombia, reported Clarin.
National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia / Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC) denounced the murder of the musician in their Twitter post.
— Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia – ONIC (@ONIC_Colombia) April 8, 2021
According to the latest Human Rights Watch’s report on Left Undefended: Killings of Rights Defenders in Colombia’s Remote Communities, “indigenous leaders are disproportionately represented among those killed,” with 69 indigenous leaders killed since 2016. This represents 16 percent of the 421 human rights defenders killed during that period.