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Colombia: Fear for safety of peasant farmer and community leaders in the municipality of Yondó and the Cimitarra River Valley region

, Index number: AMR 23/019/2000

During March 2000, at least seven people are reported to have been killed by paramilitaries belonging to the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia in the municipality of Yondó, department of Antioquia and the Cimitarra River Valley region of the departments of Antioquia and Bolívar. Amnesty International is concerned that the failure of the authorities to take action against paramilitary forces in the area is putting civilians and peasant farmer and community leaders at great risk of further attacks.

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