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Colombia: Fear for safety, Pedro Mahecha (m), human rights lawyer; Other members of the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados 'José Alvear Restrepo'

, Index number: AMR 23/031/2002

A gunman has been found waiting near the home of human rights lawyer Pedro Mahecha, while he was presenting evidence of human rights violations in which the army may be implicated to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Amnesty International fears that an attempt on his life is being planned.