Afro-Colombian leader killed in Cauca

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 17 July 2017

Hector William Mina, an Afro-Colombian leader from Cauca department was assassinated. He was having breakfast in a restaurant roughly 100 metres from a police station when he was shot dead by a group of four young men. He was rushed to hospital but died on the way.

Hector was a member of the Patriotic March, who have now denounced that 65 social activists have been killed so far this year, with 116 in 2016.

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