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US arrests indigenous Colombian healer - Valentine - 11-03-2010

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On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, indigenous Colombian healer Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy was detained in the Houston International Airport. He was formally arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for possession of his traditional medicine Ayahuasca. He is now being charged as a federal criminal and is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.

Taita Juan is certified by his community and by the Colombian ministry of health as a traditional healer. He is one of the few remaining indigenous spiritual leaders in the world that holds the ancestral medicinal knowledge of an ecosystem that is rapidly disappearing. Taita Juan is a father, a husband and a godfather to more than 20 children. With more than 3000 supporters from several countries in the world, his life and work have touched many.

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Update: Tuesday, November 2nd – Taita Juan’s Attorney Calls for Dismissal of Case
By: FreeTaita

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 2nd is a very important turning point for Taita’s case. His attorney will meet with the prosecutor for the first time to discuss the status of the case. Our greatest hope is that the attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor to fully dismiss the case. Dismissal would be the best-case scenario. In the least, we hope to move the case from criminal to civil court by conveying to the prosecutor that Taita Juan has a right to practice his spiritual traditions and to carry his medicinal brew of Ayahuasca without being treated like a criminal. Please join us in prayer and good wishes for Taita at this critical time. Light a candle, say a prayer, write a letter. And, very importantly, please accept our deepest gratitude to all who have given generously to support Taita Juan’s legal defense. We will post another update after his attorney meets with the prosecutor. We hope to bring good news.


No update yet.


RE: US arrests indigenous Colombian healer - psilocybin - 11-03-2010

His lawyers will get him off.

Peyote is legal to members of the native american chruch.

I think he'll just be deported.


RE: US arrests indigenous Colombian healer - mexika - 11-05-2010

How else you going to keep your job if not by creating scenarios and shamelessly calling it contraband... ICE are just a bunch of terrorists. It is not the people from abroad you should be afraid, you should be afraid of those that are already inside, like ICE, FDA, FBI, CIA, as PURE AND SIMPLE TERRORISTS..