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Radio Havana Cuba | Colombia: The assassination of another agrarian community leader has been confirmed

With his death, in 2021 165 leaders and human rights defenders were killed and 1,280
Since the signing of the peace agreement in 2016. (Photo: PL)

Bogota, Dec 19 (RHC) The Colombian Institute for Development and Peace Research (Indepass) has confirmed that community leader Uber Velasquez has been killed by unidentified gunmen.

Since his death, 165 leaders and human rights defenders have been assassinated in 2021, and 1,280 have been killed since the signing of the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos in 2016 and the revolutionary armed forces of the Colombian-People’s Army. Company.

A well-known head of agricultural supervision in the district of San José de Apartadó in the municipality of Apartadó of the Department of Antioquia came to his home in the village of La Balsa in Apartadó and was killed by assailants, Indepaz explained. .

The Ombudsman’s Office issued an early warning in which it warned of the potential for systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which could endanger the lives of citizens and have a direct impact on their community, productivity and community. Development community.

According to the Ombudsman’s Office, the move is in the interest of strengthening and strengthening regional control of armed groups in the area.

The criminal organization Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia or Clan del Golfo, outsourcing gangs, as well as the National Liberation Army and the Seventh Division of the National Army operate in the area.

During the fifth anniversary of the peace agreement, ex-guerrillas and victims of the conflict, academics and international figures, community leaders pointed to the ex-guerrillas and massacre as one of their major defeats, urging the Ivan government. Action must be taken to prevent this tragedy. (Source: PL)

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