Victor Hugo Martínez Barragán

Víctor Hugo Martínez Barragán was a peasant leader and member of the Nueva Esperanza Association, of which he was a legal representative. He was killed on 03/06/2018 in Cimitarra, Santander.

There are few details available about this case, and the life of Victor Hugo is likewise not particularly well-known. However, the courage that led him to risk his life in defence of his community had an undeniable impact on all who knew him – and many who did not.

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Date of Killing:06/03/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Lawyer

Organisation:Legal representative of La Nueva Esperanza, a peasant rights organisation | Representante legal de la Asociación Campesina Nueva Esperanza

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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