Jorge Miguel Polanco Ávila

Jorge Miguel Polanco Ávila, social leader and farmer, had already left the post of president of the Community Action Board of Caño Prieto when he was killed on 03/25/2018. He died a few minutes after another social leader, Víctor Alfonso Zabala Oviedo, who was also murdered in the same municipality of Caucasia, Antioquia.

Jorge Miguel was forcibly removed from his place of residence and transferred against his will to the rural part of ​​Caucasia, where he was murdered by men carrying long-range rifles. The attack was allegedly perpetrated by members of the Caparrapos gang.

Based on the original report by Análisis Urbano


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Antioquia

Sex1:Male

Date of Killing:25/03/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:former president, Junta de Acción Comunal de la vereda Caño Prieto

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights, Peace Building, Peasant communities

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