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Communities in Western Colombia threatened by armed groups

Award winning human rights defender Leyner Palacios is being threatened by illegal armed groups, and needs protection.

First update on UA: 169/19

Human rights organisation threatened

Members of dhColombia are being watched at work and at home. They have asked for protection, but have not received it.

First UA: 142/19

Urgent Action Correction: Human rights defender life in danger

On 6 July unknown men broke into Danelly Estupiñan house violating its door security while she was not at home.

Correction on 1st Update on UA 91/19 issued 12/08/2019

Urgent Action: Human rights defender at risk

Danelly Estupiñan has been followed by two unknown men for the past seven months because of her human rights work.

UA 91/19 issued 01/07/2019

Urgent Action: Families at risk of forced eviction

18 people residing in a sports facility temporary shelter since a flooding devastated their homes are at risk of eviction

UA 57/19 issued 03/05/2019

Urgent Action: Thousands in need of urgent protection

People from Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Bojayá, Chocó face live-threatening forced displacement risks.

UA 52/19 issued 18/04/2018

Urgent Action: Venezuelan refugees persecuted and deported

On 17 March, police and immigration officers arbitrarily detained 14 Venezuelan refugees (three women and 11 men).

UA 40/19 issued 28/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Woman attacked for seeking justice for son

On 11 January, two unidentified men in a motorbike shot three times at the car in which Alfamir Castillo was.

2nd update on UA 296/12 issued 15/01/2019

Urgent Action: Land claimant leader at risk

Enrique Cabezas has received several threats in response to his work defending the ancestral territory.

UA 207/18 issued 06/12/2018