Colombia: 30 People Assassinated by Paramilitaries in the Last Month

Justice for Colombia

In response to the recent assassinations of activists and the rise in paramilitary violence in Colombia, Justice for Colombia have put together a list of people assassinated over the last month. This reaches a total of 30 people, of which 14 were community and political activists and 16 assassinated in the context of “social cleansing” operations by paramilitary groups.

All these assassinations and the increase in threats and acts of intimidation indicate the extent of paramilitary presence in the country and raise serious concerns about guarantees for social and political activists in the country as well as ordinary citizens from the threat of paramilitary violence in their communities.

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