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Colombia: 2 Human Rights Defenders Assassinated

HeadlineJan 19, 2017
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And in Colombia, human rights defenders Emilsen Manyoma and her husband Joe Javier Rodallega have been assassinated. Manyoma was a leader in Bajo Calima’s human rights organization and has been documenting human rights violations in the region. She first began organizing against the paramilitary control of the region in 2005. She and her husband reportedly received a series of threats in the days leading up to their murders. Last week, three other human rights defenders were killed in Colombia.

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