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Colombia: Further information - Fear for safety/possible "disappearance": Civilian inhabitants of rural communities of the Alto and Bajo Naya regions, Valle del Cauca and Cauca departments

, Index number: AMR 23/012/2002

Community leader José Dimas Cuero, from the Guayabal hamlet in Buenaventura municipality, was reportedly abducted by army-backed paramilitaries on 14 January, and has not been seen since. There has been a heavy military presence in Alto and Bajo Naya regions over the last year, but paramilitaries still operate freely.

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