Two Teacher Trade Unionists Assassinated

News from Colombia | on: Sunday, 9 March 2008

Two active trade unionists in the Colombian teachers' trade union FECODE have been shot and killed in different regions of the country. Nobody has been arrested for either attack.

The most recent killing, on March 7th, took place in the region of Antioquia where Gildardo Antonio Gomez was gunned down. As well as being active in his union Mr Gomez was a member of the Centre for Teaching Studies and Investigations, an educational think tank.

The other victim, Carmen Cecilia Carvajal Ramirez, was killed on the morning of March 4th as she travelled to work in the town of Ocana in Norte de Santander department.

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