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posted 31 May 2006 04:00 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kimy Pernia Domicó, the Emberá-Katío leader in Colombia, was abducted on June 2, 2001, by heavily armed men on motorcycles from his village of Tierralta, Cordoba. Kimy was leading the Emberá-Katío's efforts to draw international attention to the effects of the Urra hydroelectric dam on their traditional lands and livelihoods. In Canada, Kimy remains highly respected for testifying to parliamentarians about the devastation caused by this dam which was supported by Export Development Canada. Five years have passed since Kimy's abduction, and yet, no serious investigation has been undertaken.

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