Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Ivan Darío Pelayo


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.

Medium: Radio

Job: Producer

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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