Alexander Castellano Triana

Alexander Castellano Triana, aged 35, was the president of a Junta de Acción Communal in Cartagená del Chairá and the vicepresident of the Asociación Campesina of Caquetá. He was shot several times by masked men on a motorcycle when he and his wife were on their way to a meeting with the Mayor and various environmental organisations.

Alexander was leading investment projects for families that are located in remote and deforested areas in Cartagena del Chairá, and recently he had started to look for governmental support. He was also leading projects related to the protection of the environment.

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Date of Killing:06/07/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal de Cartagena del Chairá y Asociación Campesina del Caquetá

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Environmental Rights, Land Rights, Peasant Communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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