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Colombia: The necessity of international action on the continuing human rights crisis

, Index number: AMR 23/003/1995

In spite of positive statements made by the new government of President Samper, extrajudicial executions, "disappearances", torture and death threats carried out by members of the security forces and paramilitaries have persisted. There is also concern that some of the measures taken to date are incompatible with its commitments to end impunity and eradicate paramilitary forces. Amnesty International is calling on the international community to give priority consideration to the human rights situation in Colombia and to ensure that international pressure on the Colombian Government to take effective action to improve the situation is maintained.

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