A peasant leader and a former FARC guerrilla killed in Colombia
The Putumayo Departmental Human Rights Network has denounced the murder of peasant leader Hamilton Gasca Ortega while the FARC denounced the killing of yet another former guerrilla.
The Putumayo Departmental Human Rights Network has denounced the murder of Hamilton Gasca Ortega, member Peasant Workers Union Association in Piamonte, Cauca.
Meanwhile the FARC party also denounced the murder of yet a former guerrilla in Tolima
The Network said that there was an armed incursion in the La Consolata village, rural area of the municipality of Piamonte, Bota Caucana, which ended with the murder of the trade unionist and his family.
According to the social organization, Gasca and at least two of his children, all under 18, died. One of them was rescued by neighbours but died in the village where he had been taken.
The FARC had denounced the murder of yet another former guerrilla, Carlos Alberto Castillo en el departamento de Tolima.
Castillo was murdered in his house in the village of Berlin, in Tolima. This is the 194 former guerrilla murdered by the signing of the Final Peace Agreement, in 2016.
Since the beginning of the year, 22 former guerrillas have been killed, six of them since the beginning of the coronavirus quarantine, on 24 March.