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Colombia: Further information: Environment defenders’ security strengthened

, Index number: AMR 23/3944/2021

On 26 February, the Major of Barrancabermeja notified the National Protection Unit (UNP) about the risk Luis Alberto González Lopez was facing and acknowledged his role as a human rights defender. On 3 March, the UNP strengthened his protection scheme providing him with one bodyguard and a vehicle. On 12 March, the Major of Barrancabermeja organised a Meeting with FEDEPESAN to address their risk situation. FEDEPESAN also held meetings with the Minister of Interior and other State institutions in late March to demand further institutional support.

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