Zury Saday Varela

Zury Saday Varela was a Venezuelan national who had lived in the municipality of Roldanillo, Valle del Cauca, for the previous twenty years.

She had been an active campaigner for LGBTI+ rights for many years.

On 4 July, 2020, Zury was at a birthday party in the Omar Torrijos area when two gunmen walked up to her and shot her several times killing her instantly.

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Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca



Date of Killing:04/07/2020

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Comunidad LGBTI

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

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, LGBTI

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