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Colombian doctors are killed as their neutrality is ignored

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.732/b (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:732
  1. Owain Johnson
  1. Bogotá

    Attacks against Colombian medical staff are rising because the country's rebel groups no longer respect their neutrality, a new report by the country's civil rights ombudsman says.

    Ombudsman Eduardo Cifuentes said that 32 doctors and paramedics have been killed so far in 2002, while eight others are missing. A further 180 doctors have been forced to resign their jobs and leave their homes after receiving death threats, while attacks on medical staff in some areas are up by more …

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