Archive - Apr 24, 2009

COLOMBIA: Southern Bolivar community leader Edgar Martinez Ruiz assassinated

Wednesday, 22 April 200 - Today at 10:00 a.m. in a place known as “Four” about two km from the urban center of San Pablo, BolĂ­var, hit-men assassinated thirty-six-year-old community leader Edgar Martinez Ruiz, shooting him five times in the head and killing him instantly.  Edgar is one more on a long list of assassination victims of the south BolĂ­var region.  [Authorities] have made no effort to control these actions that threaten peoples’ lives in the region.