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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:39 PM

Suicide of victims’ rights leader arouses suspicion

Suicide of victims’ rights leader arouses suspicion
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:22 Benjy Hansen-Bundy

be done on a victims rights activist who allegedly committed suicide on Saturday after recieving numerous death threats.

Angelica Bello, herself a victim of forced displacement and sexual violence, was the director of the National Foundation in Defense of Women's Rights (FUNDHEFEM). Though she had recieved threats throughout her public life, the ones she recieved last week specifically demanded that she cease her activities in the municipality of Codazzi in the northern Colombian department of Cesar. She was found dead on Saturday after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, asked the coroner's office and the local prosecutor's office to clarify the cause of death in the shortest possible time.

"I have tried to secure a detailed autopsy that does not allow any doubt about the cause of death," said Otalora.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/28249-suicide-of-victims-rights-leader-arouses-suspicion-.html

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