Julio Velásquez

Julio Velásquez was president of the Junta de Acción Comunal (Community Action Board) of vereda Paso Cusiana in Tauramena, Casanare.

Julio had a welding business and on 7 December, 2020, he was in the workshop chatting to some neighbours when two men arrived. They asked for the boss by name and when he identified himself they pulled out guns and shot him dead.

The killers then escaped on a motorbike.

Julio was transferred to the local hospital but he died from his injuries.


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Date of Killing:07/12/2020

Type of Work:Social leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal del paso Cusiana

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Peasant Communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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