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Colombia: Further information on Fear for Safety

, Index number: AMR 23/073/2001

Army-backed paramilitaries have entered the hamlet of La Unión and forcibly rounded up members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. At the site of a previous massacre, in the centre of the hamlet, they threatened to kill the villagers who refuse to collaborate with them, if they do not leave the area. A boy who tried to escape after being dragged from his home was killed. Despite repeated warnings of an impending attack, the government has failed to take effective action.

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