From ColombiaSupport.net:

“MIGUEL ANGEL PABON PABON, 36 years old and father of two daughters, has worked as a dedicated and prominent environmentalist in the protection of the Sogamoso River and its fishing and farming communities.  In 2007 he arrived at the Peaje Settlement in the municipality of Betulia, located near the construction site of the Sogamoso Hydroelectric Plant.  It was here that he began the struggle, alongside the community for the rights to housing for the displaced peoples of the Middle Magdalena region, denouncing social, cultural, and environmental impacts, and the violation of the rights of local communities, by the hydroelectric dam construction company, Isagen.  In 2008, with the collaboration of various community leaders, he formed the SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN PROTECTION OF THE SOGAMOSO RIVER; an organization that informed local communities of the harmful consequences of this hydroelectric dam.  He has participated in marches and protests against Isagen, denounced the social and environmental consequences of the hydroelectric project on local farming and fishing communities, and described the terrible labor conditions for dam workers. …

“Miguel Angel was last seen on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, while organizing and informing the community about an ecological and fumigation brigade due to a recent dengue outbreak.  Since this day he has not returned. …

“Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a depressing tragedy such as this has occurred to members, leaders, and defenders of community rights in this region.  According to the Integral Peace Observatory, in 2012 there have been 11 disappeared people, six of whom were found dead.  Since 2009,  all of the murders of social leaders and associates in the Sogamoso river region remain in a state of impunity.”

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