In Valle del Cauca, two men shot community leader and housing activist José Jair Orozco in the doorway of his home last Thursday. Human rights groups have been sounding the alarm over the mounting violence against activists in Colombia. At least 16 activists were murdered so far this year, according to a local research and advocacy group.
Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca
Date of Killing:30/01/2019
Previous Threats:No information
Type of Work:Community leader
Organisation:Junta de Vivienda Comunitaria
Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights
More information:Front Line Defenders
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URLs (links) of Interest
- Analisis Urbano
- Canal RCN
- Caracol Radio