Victor Alfonso Zabala Oviedo

Víctor Alfonso Zabala Ovierdo, president of the Community Action Board of the village of El Rizo,, was murdered on 03/25/2018. He died a few minutes before another social leader, Víctor Alfonso Zabala Oviedo, also murdered in the same municipality of Caucasia, Antioquia. Victor Alfonso was part of the local branch of a federal programme created to replace illicit crops in postwar Colombia. This particular branch is located in one of the 20 rural territories of Bajo Cauca where 2,400 people were displaced by clashes between armed groups.

“The community informed us that they are very scared and therefore do not want to offer details,” said the coordinator of the non-profit organization Nodo Antioquia, Yesid Zapata.


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Antioquia

Sex1:Male

Date of Killing:18/03/2025

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Presidente of his local Community Action Board and member of the federal crop substitution program

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights, Peace Building, Peasant communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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