This post is not suitable for younger children, so parents take heed.  Harry Potter star Natalia Tena (Tonks) has recently spoken out about a Colombian killing and done a voice over for a Survival International campaign video.  Twenty-two years ago, in November 1990, Angel María Torres and two other leaders of Colombia’s Arhuaco tribe were kidnapped, tortured and killed. They were travelling from their home in Colombia’s northern Sierra Nevada region to the capital Bogotá when they were detained by the army. The video, in which Angel María Torres’s widow Dilia has spoken of the grief and despair of the last 22 years, as well as some quotes from Natalia and Survival International may be read below:

Natalia Tena said, ’Dilia’s story of the loss of her husband touched me deeply, which is why I am supporting Survival’s campaign against impunity for crimes against Colombia’s indigenous people.’

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said, ‘Rarely is there a more explicit and stomach-churning example of government-sponsored violence against tribal peoples. And yet there are those that continue to promulgate the lie that tribal peoples fare better when the state is imposed upon them. Arhuaco tribeswoman Dilia Torres would vehemently disagree.’

Thanks to Survival International for mailing.

Filed Under: Natalia Tena