Jorge Eliecer Hernandez Blanco

28 year oldJorge Eliecer Hernandez Blanco, was murdered on February the 22nd of 2014. During some operations of security of the Colombian Armed Forces in the area. Jorge was shot dead  for not attending a stop signal of the Armed Forces.

Jorge Eliecer, was a community leader and served as the Vice-president of the Junta de Acción Comunal of Vereda Alta Limón. The Junta de Acción Comunal is part of the peace and post-conflict process that Colombia is going through and it is determinant in the construction and implementation of that process.

According to Jorge Eliecer´s family, he lived honestly and respectfully, contrary to the statements of the military who shot him as an alleged “guerrillero”.

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Date of Killing:22/02/2014

Previous Threats:No

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal de la Vereda Alta Limón de San Pablo

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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