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: Investigate the Killing of Benicio Flor Belalcazar (UA 234/15)
Benicio Flor Belalcazar, the former mayor of Suárez Municipality, who had been active in the current local election campaign was killed by two armed men. His wife survived the attack but there are concerns for the safety of members of their community and candidates in local and regional elections, scheduled to take place on 25 October.
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