Pedro Elías Calderón Ardila

Pedro Elias Calderón Ardila was a well known and respected shopkeeper and community leader in Barrio Santa Fe, Arauca. He was the treasurer for the local Junta de Acción Comunal, (Community Action Board) and he was also the local representative on the Asociación de Juntas de Acción Comunal de Arauca (Association of Community Action Boards of Arauca).

On 30 April, 2020, he was found dead in his shop. He had been stabbed once in the back. Neighbours were able to confirm that the killer had been seen in the shop once before.

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Date of Killing:30/04/2020

Previous Threats:No

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Junta de Acción Comunal del barrio Santa Fe. Asociación de Juntas de Acción Comunal de Arauca.

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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URLs (links) of Interest
Fotografía.- La voz del Cinaruco, “Asesindo comerciante y miembro JAC en Arauca”, La voz del Cinaruco, 30 abril 2020.
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