• The last case that yielded results is that of Campo Elías Galindo, in which a woman was arrested on November 10 in Medellín for being the alleged perpetrator of the murder. 
  • Thanks to the investigation and criminalistics advanced techniques as well as the creation of elite teams, the Office of the Attorney General identified and prosecuted those people allegedly responsible for the facts.

As a result of the strategy of investigation and prosecution for damages against human rights defenders, developed under the guidelines drawn up by the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, the Special Investigation Unit (Unidad Especial de Investigación (UEI)) achieved conclusive results in the clarification of homicides of leaders of the political movement Colombia Humana that were perpetrated this year. 

The recent case that was clarified is that of the leader Campo Elías Galindo, which was committed on September 28 in Laureles neighborhood in Medellín (Antioquia) and according to the investigations and first hypotheses, it would be a crime of passion. 

Due to these events, in less than a month and a half, Dijín Elite Corps – Sijín Meval under the coordination of  UEI,  carried out this November 10th the so-called  Renacer operation, in which the arrest warrant issued by the Third Municipal Court with supervisory funcionts* in Antioquia against the alleged female perpetrator of the murder of Galindo was carried out. 

During a search warrant proceeding at the defendants’ property (woman), a computer and a cell phone that had been stolen from the victim were found; as well as clothes and shoes that will be analyzed by Legal Medicine.  

The evidence collected allowed to identify the woman. Criminal charges will be brought against the woman and a detention measure for the crimes of aggravated homicide and aggravated theft will be requested by the Office of the Attorney General 

Other cases of Colombia Humana´s activists 

Thanks to the creation of elite teams and through the implementation of advanced investigation and criminology techniques, the Office of the Attorney General identified, and prosecuted people involved in the murder of: 

  • Alejandro Llinás  On April 23, 2020, Alejandro Llinás, a human rights defender and activists of Colombia Humana, was assassinated with a firearm in the rural area Calabazo in Santa Marta (Magdalena). 

    For this case, Adán Romero Pérez, alias el Grande or Chuky, was arrested and prosecuted. He was an alleged member of the criminal structure Autodefensas Unidas Conquistadores de la Sierra Nevada, derived from Los Pachenca. Another person who also charged and remains in prison. 

  • Jhonatan Borja and  Iván Giraldo Fúquene   On January 30, 2020, Borja Pérez and Iván Giraldo Fúquene, political leaders in the municipality of Candelaria were assassinated with a firearm in neighborhood Betania de Comfandi in Palmira (Valle). 

    In this case, the Special Investigation Unit linked the alleged perpetrators and minds of the facts. An alleged member of the criminal structure Los Trescientos, who committed crimes in the municipality of Palmira (Valle), is deprived of his liberty. 

    As of the clarification of this case, the Special Investigation Unit in coordination with the Anti-Corruption Directorate of the Office of The Attorney General move forward in the investigation of possible acts of corruption in the municipality of Candelaria and seek to establish a connection between facts denounced by the victims before their death. 

  • Gustavo Adolfo Herrera Gutiérrez   On October 20, 2020, Gustavo Herrera was assassinated with a firearm when he arrived at a construction quarry in the rural area La Cabrera in ​​Popayán (Cauca). 

    Based on the investigation carried out by Sectional Directorate in Cauca, in which a joint special task force was created with the Elite Corps, Sijin and CTI, it was possible to prosecute José Willintong Gallego Ceballos as the alleged person responsible for the homicide. 

    A supervisory judge imposed a detention measure with imprisonment for the crimes of aggravated homicide and manufacturing, trafficking or possession of firearms, parts, or ammunition. 

    The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest. 

    * In this case this court also has an additional function which is called in Spanish “ambulante” which means a judge/court who travels or moves throughout places/cities when needed