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UN: Human Rights Activists Say Hitmen Targeting Them in Colombia

Human rights activists in Colombia say they are being gunned down by hitmen who can be hired for as little as $100, a top United Nations official said Monday, urging the government to combat a rise in murders. A peace deal in Colombia signed two years ago that ended the nation's half-century civil war has led to a 40 percent decline in the overall murder rate, but killings of activists have risen, Michel Forst, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights defenders said. According...

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