Franklin Pabón Camacho
13 Jul 2023
Malambo, Atlantico (Colombia)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/13-Jul-2023/Franklin Pabón Camacho
Franklin was shot in the street. They identified as nonbinary and were known as a advocate for the human rights of LGBT+ people in the area.
An official from the Malambo Mayor's Office, a member of the LGBTIQ + community, was killed by multiple bullet wounds in the middle of a public thoroughfare, on July 13. The criminals intercepted them and, without saying a word, attacked him with a firearm.
Franklin Pabón Camacho was a victim of the armed conflict and had received multiple threats for their activism as a defender of the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community in Atlántico. Those threats had intensified since 2022 when they denounced the deaths of two people from this community in Malambo.
The murder of this person who recognized themself as non-binary was recorded hours before the commemoration of the International Day for the Visibility of Non-Binary People on 14th July.
The defender of the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community died after receiving three bullet wounds in a corner of the Mesolandia neighborhood. The Police and the Malambo City Hall confirmed that there is an investigative team in charge of the case to find those responsible for the crime.
"Just in the month of October of last year, the victim received a threatening pamphlet just in the month of May of this year when they denounced two murders of LGTBIQ+ people in this municipality. They received intimidating calls and was finally murdered," said Wilson Castañeda, director of Affirmative Caribbean.
A reward of 40 million pesos was offered by the authorities in Malambo, Atlántico, for information that would clarify the murder of a person from the LGTBIQ+ community.