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Colombia: Fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 23/021/2006

Human rights defender Iván Cepeda received a death threat by email on 30 April from a new paramilitary group calling itself the Autodefensas Campesinas Nueva Generación (ACNG), New Generation of Peasant Self-Defence. The same email was also posted on the internet readers' forum of the column he writes for the Bogotá daily newspaper El Espectador. His driver, Embarth Barrios Guzmán, is reportedly under surveillance, and Amnesty International believes both men's lives are in danger.

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