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Colombia human rights defenders still in danger: Report – Colombia news | Colombia Reports

Human rights defenders in Colombia still face grave danger despite an improved public discourse, according to an international report released Monday, July 9, 2012.

The reportissued by the US Office on Colombia (USOC) and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), travelled to eight regions of Colombia, and claimed human rights supporters continue to face threats, attacks and stigmatization at alarming levels.

Colombia lacks an effective policy strategy at dealing with threats towards human rights activists and this had led to an increase in impunity for those deemed responsible.

We are Defenders, an NGO aimed at protecting human rights advocates, claimed there were 239 acts of aggression against human rights defenders in Colombia in 2011, including 49 assassinations.

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