Olmedo Jimenez Guamanga

Olmedo Jiménez Guamanga was a member of the Integration Committee of the Macizo Colombiano.

On the morning of 9 April 2014, Jiménez Guamanga was intercepted at 8:30 in the morning by three men dressed in camouflage and wearing hoods, who shot him three times.  He was taken to the University Hospital San José de Popayán, where he died the following Friday.

He was one of the leaders of the community who sought to consolidate areas of peasant reserves. He was also  promoting, the development of an area in La Tuna, which is currently declared as a reserve, to allow the installation of a mobile telephone network, but which was opposed by various indigenous communities who were demanding their right to prior consultation.

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Date of Killing:14/04/2014

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano

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

Sector Detail:Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Land Rights

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