Friday, June 2, 2023

LGBTIQ+ leader dies after being attacked: “The killing was preventable”

In Carmen de Bolivar, a municipality in the Department of Bolivar, LGBTIQ+ leader and activist Dania Sharit Polo passed away, having spent 12 days in the hospital sinchelejo after a A man broke into their house and shot,

Wilson Castañeda, director of Caribe Affirmativeo Corporation, shared that polo was part of “Carmen de Bolivar’s LGBTIQ+ table that was recognized as the subject of collective indemnity two years ago by the aggrieved entity. Apart from this, Daniya submitted her report to the Truth Commission.

La Pola, as this leader was affectionately called, He had already condemned bullying by groups outside the law.

Castañeda assured that the assassination of this leader “Could have been prevented.”

In turn, she indicated that “this is a feminism where the state has a structural responsibility because at Christmas last year, an early warning, 033 of the Ombudsman’s Office, He warned in advance about the grave risk of transgender women leaders in Montes de Maria,

The National Ombudsman calls for action so that no one goes unpunished for this crime.

The ombudsman, Carlos Camargo, calls for “speed up investigations with a gender perspective” and Greater guarantees of prevention, protection and justice for people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity The entire subregion of del Carmen de Bolivar and Montes de María”.

Authorities held a safety council for the death of Dania Sharit Polo and the threats faced by the LGBTIQ+ population in Montes de Maria.

They offer a reward for revealing the murder of an LGBTIQ+ leader

Bolivar Governor Vicente Blale said that a package Reward up to 20 million pesos “So that they give us information, to clear up the murder of this man.”

By 2023, There have been two deaths and five reported threats to the LGBTIQ+ population in the department.

Violence against social leaders in Colombia: 59 have been killed during 2023

violence against social leader There is no produce in Colombia. In the month of April alone, 21 people had died. Indepaz and Human Rights Watch have warned that State protection is failing for these people.

Defending human rights in Colombia is a very high-risk task. One of the most recent faces of this reality is Diego Fernando Papamiza, who served as president of the Community Action Board of Puerto Rico, the rural areas of Arzelia, Cauca and He was killed by armed subjects.

So far in 2023, 59 social leaders have lost their lives in the country. April is the most violent period With 21 victims.

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