Ana Isabel Gómez Pérez, the leader of an organization defending the
rights of paramilitary victims was assassinated by hitmen local press
Gómez Pérez was shot while driving a motorbike, accompanied by her daughter, in a
rural area in the department of Córdoba. Her daughter was unhurt. The unknown hitmen fled from the scene on a motorbike.
The rural leader headed an organization that worked with displaced people towards the recovery of land usurped by paramilitary forces. She also worked closely with the Committee of Victims of Violence in Córdoba (Comfavic in Spanish), a group of more than 4000 people who seek compensation under the Justice and Peace law.
She had reported receiving anonymous death threats at the beginning of April.
Six years ago Gómez Pérez had to abandon her home in the department of Chocó following threats from paramilitary group ‘Elmer Cárdenas’, a branch of the AUC, which was headed by extradited drug lord Freddy ‘El Alemán’ Rendón Herrera.