Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo

Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo was national delegate to the government programme for consulting communities prior to development projects, in which he represented the community of Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizal and Palenquero communities. His death occurred on the night of Saturday, 02 June 2018, in the town of Olaya Herrera-Satinga, in the department of Nariño.

Carlos Prado’s friends said that ”the last time we saw him alive was in a session of the government consultation programme on 1 June. At four AM he left, heading for his territory, and now we have to report his assassination.”

Social leader José Obregón pointed out that Carlos Prado had received a series of threats, which he had reported to the Attorney General. The National Protection Unit provided him with a bulletproof vest and a telephone, but these were not enough to protect his life.

Within a week of Prado Gallardo’ s death, another three social leaders were assassinated. Two were from the department of Córdoba. Orlando Nicolás Negrete was president of the community action committee of Tierralta and Julio Cesar Montalvowas a leader from the Zenú reservation in Alto San Jorge. Delmayro Reyes was a teacher and social leader in the department of Valle del Cauca.

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Date of Killing:02/06/2018

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Social leader

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

Sector Detail:Afro Descendant Rights, Land Rights


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