Juan Mateo Pop Cholom

Juan Mateo Pop Cholóm, 37 years old, born in El Pajal San Pedro Carcha, was a forestry engineer at the National Institute of Forests (INAB).

On 13th April 2016, Héctor was ambushed and shot dead by gunmen in San Pedro Carchá, Alta Verapaz. Héctor was in a car with two other engineers at the INAB, Juan Mateo Pop Cholóm y Benedicto de Jesús Gutiérrez Rosa, who also died in the ambush. The three engineers were returning home from a finca where they had been working for the day.

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Department/Province/State:Alta Verapaz



Date of Killing:13/04/2016

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Public servant

Organisation:Instituto Nacional de Bosques

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

Sector Detail:Environmental Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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