Social leader killed in Colombia
Leon Perez's assassination increases the total death toll for social leaders to 14 in the Putumayo department so far in 2020.
The Putumayo Communal Federation (FCP) in Colombia denounced the murder of social leader Edison Leon Perez in the village of El Bosque, in San Miguel.
The Communal Federation of Putumayo, condemned the murder of Edison Leon Perez.
According to FCP, Perez was at his house when he was murdered. The 57-years-old social leader was under the National Protection Unity’s guard for eight months due to death threats.
As his wife stated, Perez had returned home and dispatched his security personnel. After an anonymous visitor requested his help with an electric problem. Perez went outside and while he was returning home unknown armed people shot him death.
Leon Perez's assassination increases the total death toll for social leaders to 14 in the Putumayo department so far in 2020. Several social organizations also denounced Colombian President Ivan Duque’s inaction in countering the murders.