Community leader killed in Colombia

Police in Huila (Colombia) announced the killing of community leader Gentil Pasos in Algeciras municipality which brings to 150 the number of activists killed in the country this 2020.

At around 7.30 pm on Sunday armed subjects opened fire against Pasos while he was in the sidewalk, the authorities in Huila confirmed.

Gentil Pasos was the Community Action Council “La Vereda” leader and died because of his injuries after he was shot three times in the head.

A criminal and intelligence investigation was launched. 

This is the third murder the area records in the last four days. On 22 June, in the same place Pasos was shot, a man named Rusbel Anacona died after being attacked by an armed men.

According to the Institute for Peace and Development Studies (INDEPAZ) three social leaders and two ex-combatants have been killed in Huila.