Luis Carbajosa

Luis Carbajosa was a farmer and a caretaker of a banana plantation in Compostela Valley Province. He was also an active member of Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Mabini (HUMABIN) which serves their fellow farmers in their municipality.

On April 28, 2015 at around 6:30, Luis was shot by an unidentified man in their ‘sari-sari’ store. He sustained 18 gunshot wounds resulting in an instantaneous death.

His wife believes that he was killed because of his active political participation on land rights and plight of the farmers. She was also told by her husband that he was threatened by the 71st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army that he was listed in their ‘Order of Battle’ List.


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Region:Asia Pacific

Country:The Philippines

Department/Province/State:Compostela Valley

Sex1:Male

Age:44

Date of Killing:28/04/2015

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:NGO member

Organisation:Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Mabini (HUMABIN)

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights

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URLs (links) of Interest
Karapatan Monitor Issue No. 2 - 2015
http://www.karapatan.org/files/K%20Monitor%202015%20Issue%202_WEB_0.pdf
KMP condemns political killing of ComVal peasant leader
http://kilusangmagbubukidngpilipinas.com/kmp-condemns-political-killing-of-comval-peasant-leader/
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