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Colombia: One human rights advocate killed every three days

They’re being targeted by armed groups fighting for control of land to cultivate drugs.

In the southwest of Colombia, one community leader or human rights advocate is killed every three days.

They’re being targeted by armed groups fighting for control of land they use to cultivate drugs and mine gold illegally.

The rate of killings has increased since the government signed a peace deal with FARC rebels two years ago.

 

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cauca.