Nasa Tribe in Colombia metes out tough justice
Members of the Nasa Tribe in Colombia face harsh punishments if they commit crimes.

The tribe's justice system involves the entire community. When Juan Carlos Troches was accused of killing his 16-year-old cousin, he was held upside down by the legs until he confessed.

As the community watched in a circle, Troches was whipped 30 times for his crime and was placed in confinement for a period of time. After his release, he owes the victims' family reparations and 15 years of manual labor.

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Indigenous justice in Colombia (Al Jazeera 6/13)

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