Colombia - ASTRACAN member Nidio Dávila murdered

On 6 August 2017, Nidio Dávila, who was a campesino leader, human rights defender and a member of the Rosario branch of the rural workers’ union ASTRACAN, affiliated to FENSUAGRO, was murdered in the municipality of El Rosario, in Nariño. Threats were also made against anyone supporting and continuing to work towards the voluntary substitution of illicit crops in the municipality, as part of the measures being taken to implement the agreements signed between the government and the FARC. According to local residents, the attack was carried out by the “Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia” (AGC).

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