UN shares report on former combatants killed in Colombia since the signing of the Peace accords

The report, which covers the period from September 26 to December 28, 2020, counts 248 murdered in the Latin American country.

The Verification Mission of the United Nations (UN) in Colombia announced in its report that since the signing of the Peace Agreement between the State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), 248 former combatants have been killed, 73 of them during 2020.

On the other hand, the Institute of Studies for Development and Peace, Indepaz, announced that 251 peace signatories have been assassinated since the Agreement.

According to the report, the security situation of ex-combatants in the border area between the departments of Meta, Caquetá and Guaviare is of special concern to the Secretary

The report indicates that the Government announced the approximate allocation of 13 500 million pesos to the National Protection Unit (UNP) in September, to cover the vacancies of bodyguards and analysts within the Specialized Security and Protection Subdirectorate of the Unit. However, to date no bodyguards have been hired and only 27 analysts.

In this sense, the government of Iván Duque is urged to hire a greater number of bodyguards and analysts for the UNP, with the aim of safeguarding the lives of the ex-guerrillas, since «since the signing of the Agreement, 25 ex-combatants were assassinated while waiting for a response to your protection requests «.

Source: Telesur

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