José Edgar Benavides

Authorities are on the trail of gunmen who killed community leader and member of the Community Action Board of the village of El Cedro, in the municipality of San Miguel, Putumayo, José Edgar Benavides, 45 year old.

The incident took place at 9:30 p.m. when the leader left for his home, according to local sources. There is still no indication of the motivation of the crime or the identity of the perpetrators.


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Putumayo

Sex1:Male

Age:45

Date of Killing:08/08/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal de la vereda El Cedro

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

Sector Detail:Peasant communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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