Zaira Bellasmín Pérez Hinojosa

Sources: La Voz del Cinaruco, El Mirador, Noticario del llano


Mrs. Zaira Bellasmín Pérez Hinojoza was a community spokesperson for the Cabañas del Río neighborhood.

The Killing & Investigation

The incident occurred on the afternoon on February 16, in the capital of Arauca, where  Zaira Bellasmín Pérez Hinojosa, was passing through the Cancha Los Güires sector of the Cabañas del Río neighborhood, when apparently in an attempted robbery, was injured by a firearm by a criminal of Venezuelan nationality.

According to a report known by Caracol de La Voz del Cinaruco, this Venezuelan criminal is Orlando Josué Zerpa Soto, a native of the Zamora population, Barinas State – Venezuela, who was captured by the authorities from the same community.

The offender will face charges of homicide and is being held at the Police Station.

While Pérez Hinojosa was transferred yesterday to El Tunal Hospital in the city of Bogotá where she was pronounced dead.

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Date of Killing:20/02/2019

Previous Threats:Unknown

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Representante comunitaria del asentamiento de los guires

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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