Urgent Action appeals helped to protect Colombian human rights defenders Astrid Manrique and Yolima Quintero after they received death threats.
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Colombia: Human rights defenders receive death threat (UA 103/13)
Paramilitaries sent a death threat to several human rights organizations and a trade union in Northern Colombia.
Among those threatened are families from El Tamarindo, who are also under threat of eviction from their farm.
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