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Colombian cartels killing those who don't obey their Covid-19 lockdowns

Colombian cartels killing those who don't obey their Covid-19 lockdowns
Wednesday 15
22:50 2020

Drug cartels and rebel groups are imposing their own bloody coronavirus lockdowns across Colombia – and killing those who do not obey, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). At least eight civilians have been murdered by the armed groups, some of them holdovers from Colombia’s half-century civil war, which are using Whatsapp chats and pamphlets to warn citizens of the lockdowns in the rural areas where they operate. In Tumaco, an impoverished and violent port city on the Pacific coast, residents are banned by gangs from fishing, limiting their ability to earn money and food. A ...

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Summary: Drug cartels and rebel groups are imposing their own bloody coronavirus lockdowns across Colombia – and killing those who do not obey, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). At least eight civilians have been murdered by the armed groups, some of them holdovers from Colombia’s half-century ...

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