Amazon rainforest activist, 81, shot dead in Peru

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:18 GMT, Apr 22, 2018 |

Members of an indigenous community on Saturday (April 21) paid their final respects to an 81-year-old Amazon rainforest defender who was reportedly shot dead in her ancestral town, local media reported.

Olivia Arevalo Lomas was killed on Thursday (April 19) in the Victoria Gracia community.

According to a local indigenous group for the Ucayali region, Arevalo Lomas was shot a number of times by an assailant who fled on a motorbike.

Arevalo Lomas was well-known for her use of medicinal plants from the Amazon, which had garnered international attention.

Indigenous leaders have expressed their outrage at the killing and called for security for their community to be strengthened.

Authorities have vowed to investigate and appealed for calm amidst unconfirmed reports that a vigilante group had lynched a suspect.

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