Gustavo Pérez Arévalo

According to the information provided by the investigating authorities, farmer, human rights defender and social leader, Gustavo Pérez Arévalo, 58, was murdered on Friday, September 13 in the morning while he was in the Palma Chica village of the corregimiento Los Canelos in Santa Rosa del Sur, Bolívar.

The social leader was part of the Santa Rita association and the Sembrando Futuro de Paz association. He was also a delegate of the local Mesa de Victimas, La Candelaria.

Gustavo Pérez had previously requested protection from the Colombian State due to threats from paramilitary groups, however his request was not answered.

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Date of Killing:14/09/2019

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Santa Rita y la Corporación Sembrando Futuro de Paz

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

Sector Detail:Extractive industries/Mega projects, Peasant Communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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