Ecuador Court Frees 3 Indigenous Leaders Jailed on Terrorism Charge

A judge in Ecuador has ordered the release of three indigenous leaders, who were arrested on charges of terrorism and instigating a protest in 2009, where a person died.

From the Latin American Herald Tribune:

Approximately 300 hundred protestors erupted into jubilant cheers and chants of “libertad” in front Quito’s Corte Provincial de Justicia of Pichincha of when they heard the decision granting temporary freedom to Shuar nation leaders. The judge determined that the imprisonment of three indigenous was “illegal and arbitrary,” putting them in conditional release pending their trial.

Ecuador Indigenous Protestors

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