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To date, over 570 social leaders and human rights defenders have been murdered in the South American country.
Colombia' social leader Sigifredo Gutierrez Friday was killed in the department of Cauca by unknown assailants, and his death joins the over 680 homicide cases that have occurred in the country since the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016.
"This was Sigifredo Gutierres Tunubala, the social leader and human rights defender killed in San Isidro, municipality of Morales, Cauca. This dark night won't stop!"
The 57-year-old social leader led projects that benefited the campesino community. During the pandemic, Gutierrez managed to collect aids for local families who weren’t able to buy food due to the pandemic.
Political leaders and activists condemn the attack through social media and demanded the murder to be investigated.
On Friday, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the murder of a kid from the Embera Indigenous community amid clashes between armed groups.