Social Leaders

Mauricio Lezama was producing an audiovisual project about victims of the armed conflict when he was assassinated by unidentified armed men in the department of Arauca

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Photo of a peasant injured during police repression in Popayan

The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders

Maritza Isabel Quiroz Leiva

Organizations have denounced the assassinations and called on the Colombian government to take real measures to protect the lives of social leaders

The rampant assassination of Colombia’s social leaders continues with impunity

Alix Miriam Aguilar and José Hermes Burgos were arrested early this week in the latest crackdown on social leaders in Colombia

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