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Colombia: Further information on: Fear for Safety: Killed: Teresa Yarce

, Index number: AMR 23/042/2004

Teresa Yarce was shot dead on 6 October by a man believed to be a paramilitary. She had been threatened and detained without charge in November 2002, after she reported human rights violations, committed during a security forces operation in the Comuna 13 neighbourhood, in Medellín. Other members of her organization and other social activists have received death threats.

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