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Short Update: Colombian paramilitary groups carry out brutal COVID-19 enforcement

FairTrialsAdmin - July 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Rule of Law

Paramilitary armed groups in Colombia have committed killings and other abuses against civilians in an effort to enforce their own measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Human Rights Watch has reported.: 

“Since the arrival of the novel coronavirus to Colombia, armed groups in several parts of the country have imposed curfews, lockdowns, and other measures to prevent the spread of the virus. To enforce their rules, the groups have threatened, killed, and attacked people they perceive are failing to comply.” 

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