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UA 204/94 - Colombia: possible extrajudicial execution / fear for safety: Eliecer Ojeda Jaime, Hector Enrique Herrera

, Index number: AMR 23/045/1994

Eliecer Ojeda Jaime was killed and Hector Enrique Herrera was seriously injured in a gun attack in Ocano on 23 May 1994. The attack heightens fears for the safety of trade union and community leaders in the Ocana region of Norte de Santander department, the names of sixty of whom have appeared on an alleged "hit list". Eliecer Ojeda was President of the Union of Public Works Employees in Ocana, SINTRAMINOBRAS; Hector Herrera was a member of Ocana's Popular Housing and Self-building Association, ASOVIPA. On 4 February trade unionist and ASOVIPA's president Cristobal Navarro was shot and left paralysed. The gunman was reportedly released from police custody without charge.

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