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Johan Sebastián Moreno Castro

HRD, Lawyer
Equipo Jurídico Pueblos

Johan Sebastián Moreno Castro is a young lawyer and human rights defender of peasant origin who has been working with Equipo Jurídico Pueblos since 2013. In favour of human rights, he advises and defends peasant and neighbourhood communities. His work in criminal defence focuses on peasants involved in criminal matters.


HRDs in Colombia work in a violent and unsafe environment. They are subjected to threats, intimidation, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, physical assaults, torture, killings, illegal searches of their homes and offices and stigmatisation as a result of their activities in defence of human rights.