Brian Eduardo Ceballos Torres

Source: Q Hubo Cali, El Periodico, El Tiempo


Brian Eduardo Ceballos Torres, 28, was a worker of the Nestlé factory in the municipality of Bugalagrande.

According to the National Union of Workers in the Agro-Food System, Sinaltrainal, the Torres was a member of that union

The Killing & Investigation

According to the police of the Second District, the homicide happened around 6:35 a.m. when the victim was going to his house located in the Portales neighborhood, after completing his shift in the Nestle.

According to the police, hitmen on a motorcycle shot him, after he finished his shift at the factory early Wednesday morning. The victim, 28 years old, was shot in the head and chest.

According to the his family, he never expressed fear for his life or spoke of any quarrel with anyone.

The authorities are carrying out investigations to establish motive for a killing that has shocked the population in the centre of this Valley.

The Ombudsman’s Office reported that last year the attack on leaders, activists and some trade unionists claimed the lives of 14 people.


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Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca



Date of Killing:05/02/2019

Previous Threats:No history of threats

Type of Work:Trade Unionist

Organisation:Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Sistema Agroalimentario (Sinaltrainal)

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC/Civ&Pol Rights

Sector Detail:Labour/Trade Union

More information:Front Line Defenders

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