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400 Colombian activists killed since 2016: Rights group

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 400 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia since 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday, February 10th, holding President Ivan Duque responsible for not taking action to prevent killings.

In a 127-page report, the group said the killing has increased since the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) demobilized under a 2016 peace deal with the government.

Several armed groups that emerged from the FARC have also breached the deal by "fighting for control of territory, engaging in illegal activities, and using violence against civilians."

The report noted the UN Office . . .

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