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Cauca Department, with 84 assassinations, and Antioquia Department, with 26, recorded the highest number of unlawful killings.
Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) Observatory of Conflicts, Peace, and Human Rights reported that the number of social leaders' assassinations of had climbed to 251 deaths so far this year in the country.
The Report highlighted that the indigenous people are the sector most affected by the killings while noting that 90 of the victims were Indigenous people, 70 rural workers, 28 community leaders, 24 were civic leaders, and 8 union leaders, among others.
The department of Cauca with 84 assassinations and Antioquia with 26 recorded the highest number of unlawful killings.
Meanwhile, 71 massacres have occurred this year, in which 282 people have been murdered.
Social activist Juana Perea has been murdered in Nuquí, western Colombia.
She worked in eco-tourism was a member of a hotel workers' union and publicly opposed a port development near protected zones.