Tumaco Colombia: Victims Rights Advocate murdered

Posted on December 5, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Human Rights Latin America

Angulo Miller’s murder on Saturday night in Tumaco shot alarms victims organizations in the Pacific Coast and across the country, many of whom feel that their presence paradoxically invited spaces from the Government for their participation is generating an upsurge in threats from groups interested in having their claims are unsuccessful.

Angulo, who was shot dead by two motorcyclists while watching the match between America and Alliance Oil in a local café Tumaco Márquez Bridge, was one of the leaders of victims of greater recognition in the southwest of the country.

“Despite being only 33 years, Miller was the most recognized social leader Tumaco. He enjoyed great respect in the community, so that his death is a major blow to social organizations in this region and the whole process of participation of victims in the country, “he told The Empty Chair Gabriel Rojas, a researcher the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES) who worked with him and describes him as a conciliatory leader and very discreet. Read Article

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