UN Alarmed by ‘Staggering’ Deaths of Rights Activists in Colombia
|01/15/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the “staggering number” of social activists killed in Colombia despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in poor, rural areas.
According to the U.N., 107 human rights defenders were killed in 2019, a worrying number that could grow to 120 as investigations are completed. At least 10 activists have been reported killed in the first two weeks of 2020.
“This vicious and endemic cycle of violence and impunity must stop,” said Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the high commissioner.
The vast majority of the deaths happened in rural areas with higher-than-average read more >>>