Carme Ángel Avendaño Yarudo

Carmen Ángel Avendaño Yarudo was president of the Junta de Acción comunal (Community Action Board) in the village of El Hoyo in the municipality of Convención, Norte de Santander.

On 23 June, 2020, Carmen Ángel was killed when armed men came up to him as he was working in the fields and shot him dead.

Two years ago his son Jesús was murdered in unexplained circumstances.

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Department/Province/State:Norte de Santander



Date of Killing:23/06/2020

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal de la vereda El Hoyo

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Land Rights

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