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Colombia: Fear for safety/Threats.

, Index number: AMR 23/011/2003

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of civilians living in El Castillo municipality, Meta department. According to local sources, a number of killings have been carried out and death threats have been made by army-backed paramilitaries operating in and around the municipality. Luis Eduardo Serna, Luis Sánchez, and three other men, names unknown, have reportedly been killed. The threats have forced around fifty families to leave their homes in the area in recent weeks.

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