Jayder Estiven Quintana Salinas

Jayder Esteven Quintana was eighteen years old and a trade unionist. He was a member of the Federación Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria (Federation of United Farming and Fishing Unions) and the Asociación Nacional de Zonas de Reserva Campesina (National Association of Farming Communities). He was also active in the campaigns of the Proceso de Unidad Popular (Committee for Popular Unity) and Marcha Patriotica in Cauca.

On Saturday 3 October, 2020, Jayder was near a bakery in a commercial centre when an unknown man walked up to him and shot him 9 times, killing him instantly.

Jayder had been taking part in various training programmes to develop his work in the community and some reports suggest that the killing was a reprisal against his father who is a well known and respected leader in the community.

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Date of Killing:03/10/2020

Type of Work:Trade Unionist

Organisation:Federación Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria, la Asociación Nacional de zonas de Reserva Campesina del proceso de unidad popular del suroccidente colombiano; además era integrante de la Coordinación Social y política de Marcha Patriótica en el departamento del Cauca.

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

Sector Detail:Labour/Trade Union, Peasant Communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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