Indigenous people armed with little more than sticks corralled seven Farc guerrillas and brought them to justice for the killing of two tribe members in Colombia.

An assembly of Nasa Indians convened on their self-governed reservation in the south-western province of Cauca to decide on the guerrillas' fate.

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Indigenous guards present Farc guerrillas, who are accused of murder, to the mediaReuters
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Nasa guards line up before the start of the trial of seven alleged Farc members accused of murdering two leaders of their tribeLuis Robayo/AFP
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Members of the Nasa tribe watch the destruction of the weapons that belonged to the Farc guerrillasLuis Robayo/AFP

Guerrillas killed two tribe members for removing banners commemorating the death of Farc leader Alfonso Cano, who was slain during a military assault.

As word of the killings spread, some 300 tribesman pursued the suspected killers. "They were surrounded and forced to surrender," said Gabriel Padi, a senior member of the indigenous council in Cauca.

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Hundreds of indigenous people accompany the coffin of Daniel Coicue, a member of the indigenous Nasa tribe killed by Farc rebelsLuis Robayo/AFP
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People attend the funeral of Daniel Coicue and Manuel Tumina, indigenous guards killed by Farc in ToribioJaime Saldarriaga/Reuters
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Relatives and friends of Daniel Coicue and Manuel Antonio Tumina mourn during their funeralLuis Robayo/AFP

An assembly of more than 3,000 indigenous people convicted the guerrillas, with sentences ranging from 40 to 60 years in prison.

Two minors were given 20 lashes in public and sent to juvenile detention.

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Nasa guards escort the Farc guerrillas to their trial conducted by the tribe's leadersLuis Robayo/AFP
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Military uniforms that belonged to the seven Farc members are destroyed after their trialLuis Robayo/AFP
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A gun belonging to Farc guerrillas is destroyed in ToribioLuis Robayo/AFP

Human rights groups say 40 members of indigenous tribes have been killed during 2014 in Colombia, many at the hands of guerrillas.