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In recent days several candidates standing in Colombia’s legislative elections in March have received death threats from paramilitaries.
Human rights defenders in the city of Barrancabermeja, in the Magdalena Medio region in north-eastern Colombia, have received death threats.
Embera Chamí Indigenous leader Flaminio Onogama Gutiérrez is at risk following the killing of
his two nephews, who were also Indigenous leaders, in south-western Colombia.
Colombian security forces are using excessive force against protesting Indigenous Peoples, while paramilitaries threaten Indigenous leaders and organizations.