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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Ivan Darío Pelayo

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Ivan Darío Pelayo, January 1996, available at: [accessed 26 October 2016]
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August 17, 1995, in Puerto Rondón, Colombia

Pelayo, manager of the radio station Llanorámica in Puerto Rondón, Arauca, was killed by members of the National Liberation Army, a guerrilla group that has been leading an insurgency against the government for the last two decades. The guerrillas broke into the station's studio and shot Pelayo as he was broadcasting a program. They left behind flyers that accused Pelayo of being an enemy of the people and a member of paramilitary groups.

Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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