Boletín Prensa Detención Leonidas Iza Paro Nacional junio 2022. ENG

Today, June 14, 2022, at dawn (approximately 00:30), unidentified agents, presumably from Ecuador’s Armed Forces and the National Police, unlawfully and arbitrarily detained Mr. Segundo Leónidas Iza Salazar with identity document number 050244048-0 of Kichwa panzaleo nationality, and current president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) while at E35 street, in the Lasso sector near to Pastocalle, city of Latacunga, province of Cotopaxi.

The alleged members of the Armed Forces and the National Police broke into Mr. Segundo Leónidas Iza Salazar’s personal vehicle and tried to prevent members of the press from recording the detention. They also attacked Mr. Iza's companions who tried to prevent his unlawful detention. In addition, they took the key of the vehicle in which Mr. Iza's companions were traveling, leaving them abandoned without the possibility of transportation and in the middle of the road at dawn, seriously endangering their physical safety.