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Wed Apr 29, 2020, 02:52 PM

UN genocide prevention chief looking into Colombia's mass killing of rights defenders

by Adriaan Alsema April 29, 2020

The United Nationsí genocide prevention chief wants to visit Colombia while looking into the ongoing mass killing of human rights defenders, community leaders and demobilized guerrillas.

The UNís Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, wrote to peace organization Defendamos la Paz that he has been looking to assist in the prevention of these mass killings and, ďif possible,Ē visit the country.

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Dieng has been looking into the mass killings since January when he met the UNís Mission chief to Colombia, Carlos Ruiz, at the UNís headquarters in New York City.

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Since the beginning of a peace process with former FARC guerrillas in December 2016, more than 750 social leaders and almost 200 demobilized rebels have been assassinated, according to think tank Indepaz.


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