Peruvian judge orders 2 arrested over Canadian’s lynching

A Peruvian judge on Monday ordered authorities to arrest two men for the lynching of Sebastian Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian killed after villagers in a remote Amazonian village accused him of murdering an indigenous medicine woman. The revered shaman, 81-year-old Olivia Arevalo, was fatally shot near her home on Thursday. Peruvian officials said a “mob” grabbed Woodroffe because Arevalo’s family believed he shot her because she refused to conduct a ritual using a hallucinogenic Amazonian plant for healing and spiritual growth. Woodroffe had raised money through crowdfunding to travel to Peru to learn about traditional healing from Arevalo.

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