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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Oct. 27 began a week-long review of the situation in Colombia amid concerns that indigenous groups continue to be forced to flee their territories by armed groups. Navi Pillay makes her first country visit since taking up the human rights post last month, as the UN reports that some 300 people have fled the north-western Antioquia department since fighting began in mid-September between the army and FARC rebels. In the Putumayo department 57 families of the Nassa indigenous community left their homes and in Buenaventura 104 people escaped after alleged threats from the army.

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