Another social leader is assassinated in Atlántico, Colombia | News

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The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) of Colombia, denounced this Friday the murder of another social leader in the Malambo municipality, in the Atlántico department, within the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area.


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The victim was identified as Franklin Pabón Camacho, and was recognized for his social leadership, especially of the LGBTI population. At the time of death, he was working in the Malambo Municipal Mayor's Office, being the liaison for the LGTBI population in the municipality.

"Franklin was assassinated at his residence in the Mesolandia neighborhood of Malambo," Indepaz said in its statement.

In this sense, local media indicate that on Thursday night, the 13th, Franklin was approached by unknown persons who shot him, hitting his body with three bullets that caused him serious injuries and, subsequently, his death.

Likewise, Indepaz indicated that the Ombudsman's Office issued Early Warning (AT) 022/23 for the metropolitan area of ​​the district of Barranquilla, Malambo, Soledad, Puerto Colombia, and Galapa, where there have been cases of homicide and feminicide, related to violence due to prejudice, categorized as a way in which gender violence is exercised.

"Some acts of violence against SOGID people are related to social control strategies," the Indepaz statement said.

Likewise, AT 019/23 was issued for leaders and human rights defenders, on the risk scenario faced by those who defend human rights and social leadership.

With the death of Franklin Pabón Camacho, there are 1,505 leaders assassinated in Colombia since the signing of the Peace Agreement, and 91 so far in 2023.

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