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>> A Canadian man has been lynched in the Peruvian Amazon. That's according to authorities on Sunday, who also said villagers accused him the day before of killing a local medicine woman. Police found Sebastian Woodroffe's body buried near the healer's home on Saturday after a cell phone video recording of his lynching on Friday was shared on social media.
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>> Olivia Arevalo Lomas, was shot twice and died on Thursday. In addition to being a healer of her tribe, she was a rain forest activists. Woodroffe lived in the region and was believed to be one of her clients. Prosecutors say it's too early to name suspects to Lomas' murder, but it sparked outrage in the Peruvian Amazon.
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It follows several other unsolved murders of indigenous activists, who had faced death threats, for standing against loggers and palm oil growers, to preserve their lands. Policing is scarce over much of the region, and villagers in remote areas often punish suspected criminals, without involving authorities. No arrest have been made so far, related to Woodruff's death.