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Colombia: Further information on fear for safety/Abduction

, Index number: AMR 23/051/2002

Army-backed paramilitaries have reportedly killed several members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, and threatened to kill others. They are still blockading the community, whose food supplies are running out. Fernando Puerta was killed on 29 April, near the hamlet of La Unión, which is part of the Peace Community. The Dario Graciano Usuga, Alexander Graciano, Samuel Graciano were shot dead in the hamlet of El Porvenir on 1 May. The gunmen were reportedly wearing insignia of the paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia.

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