Colombia Launches Plan to Stem Killings of Activists

Violence against human rights and environmental defenders, as well as community activists - known collectively in Colombia as social leaders - has become a major challenge for Duque's government, amid international criticism and demands more be done to stop the killings.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a bid to tackle killings of human rights activists, Colombia will boost military operations against the criminal groups responsible and will also send more judges to remote areas, President Ivan Duque said on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Violence against human rights and environmental defenders, as well as community activists - known collectively in Colombia as social leaders - has become a major challenge for Duque's government, amid international criticism and demands more be done to stop the killings.

"We want to keep strengthening our fight against the criminals that have been linked to these heinous crimes," Duque . . .

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