Opposition Political Activist Assassinated

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 24 April 2008

A regional activist in the 'Polo Democratico' opposition political party has been murdered outside his home in the city of Ibague in the Colombian department of Tolima. 42-year-old Ruben Dario Manjarres, who was also a local community leader, was shot three times and died immediately after two assassins on a motorcycle opened fire on him as he arrived home in the 'Jardin de Santander' neighbourhood of the city.

42-year-old Mr Manjarres, a father of two, was shot at approximately 7pm on Wednesday 23rd April. No further details of the assassination are currently available.

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