Luis Carlos Gómez

Luis Carlos Gómez, 50 years old, was president of the Junta de Acción Comunal (Community Action Board) in the village of Aterrado, in Cimitarra, Norte de Santander. He was also well known for his community leadership.

On 30 July, 2020, his body was found with no vital signs, displaying gunshot wounds, on the side of the road near the Cajibío battalion, in the village of Puerto Olaya. Apparently, he was attacked as he was leaving his work.

There were no known threats against him but there had been a series of attacks on community leaders in the area.

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Date of Killing:30/07/2020

Previous Threats:No

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal de la vereda Aterrado

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Labour/Trade Union, Minority Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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URLs (links) of Interest
Fotografía.- Semana, “Denuncian asesinato de líder comunal en Cimitarra, Santander”, Semana, 31 de julia 2020.
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