Pablo Emilio Aponte

Pablo Emilio Aponte, was born in Valle de Cauca, Colombia. He was the victim of an attack by two motorized gunmen and lost his life on May the 16 of 2014.He was 53 years old.

Aponte served for more than 25 years as a lawyer in the Empresas Municipales de Cartago, as the chief of Standardization. During his employment, he earned admiration and respect for his work.it is worth noting that the attack occurred in the middle of an investigation that was being carried out by the Superintendencia de Servicio Públicos Domiciliarios due to the poor operational and financial management of the municipality.

At the moment of the attack, his wife, Mrs. Teresa Gallo, also a public servant from Empresas Municipales de Cartago, and his son, Juan Pablo Aponte, were present. They, like their father, also suffered bullet wounds from the unknown killers but fortunately survived.


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca

Sex1:Male

Age:51

Date of Killing:16/05/2014

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Public servant

Organisation:Empresas Municipales de Cartago

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Impunity/Justice, Labour rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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