growing murder of social leaders, the Patriotic Union Party on Saturday
requested an emergency meeting with President Iván Duque to address the
With the latest
murder of two social leaders, which took place over the weekend, the
number of social leaders killed so far this year reaches 158.
Camacho, president of the Community Action Board of Brisas del
Guayabero, and Alirio Antonio Arenas Gómez, president of the Convention
Municipal Council and recognized the social leader of Ocaña, were the
latest victims of an escalating campaign against rights defenders and
social leaders in Colombia over the past few years.
On Friday night,
armed men arrived at the residence of Oliver in the municipality of La
Macarena and shot him dead, according to the National Confederation of
The homicide occurred
at 7:00 p.m. local time and the man lost his life at the scene.
According to Jaime Gutiérrez, human rights advisor of that community
organization, the social leader had not received previous threats and
was very appreciated by his community...
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