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"This 2021 has begun in a tragic way. We have a daily assassination of leaders or ex-combatants," human rights defender Camilo Gonzalez said.
Colombia's social and political activist Linda Diaz on Tuesday was killed by armed men in the Caceres municipality located in the Antioquia department, thus becoming the 12th social leader murdered this year.
Diaz was a candidate from the Unity Party for Caceres Municipal Council in the 2015 regional elections. She was also a recognized worker in universities.
"This 2021 has begun in a tragic way. We have a daily assassination of leaders or ex-combatants, two massacres per week, which indicates that the violence is still rampant," The Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) President Camilo Gonzalez said.
"Urgent measures are required in Colombia to address the humanitarian emergency that is occurring for which the country requires a substantive intervention," he added.
A gigantic graffiti (250 meter) with a very clear message about what is happening in #Colombia...