José Arlex Avendaño Arango

José Arlex Avendaño Arango, president of the Junta de Acción Comunal de La Siria, was murdered by still unidentified assasins on 17 June 2014. he was 43 years of age.

In his murder, he received from 6 shots in different parts of the body.

The Junta de Acción Comunal is a fundamental pillar in the Peace and Conflict process that Colombia is going through, and is decisive in the construction and implementation of this process.

The leader was also a member of the Asociación de Trabajadores Campesinos del Valle de Cauca, of the Consejo Municipal de Planeación, of the Comité Municipal de Estratificación and of the Comité de Desarrollo Rural from the San Pedro municipality.


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca

Sex1:Male

Age:43

Date of Killing:17/06/2014

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Accion Comunal de La Siria

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Impunity/Justice, Labour rights, Peace Building

More information:Front Line Defenders

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