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Stage 3: Discrimination, Stage 4: Dehumanization, Stage 5: Organization, Stage 6: Polarization, and Stage 8: Persecution
In regions controlled by organized crime groups (OCGs) or regions where cartel territorial control is highly contested (usually key corridors for illicit trades), OCGs have systematically threatened, attacked, and killed journalists, activists, security servicemen, and politicians who challenge or criticize their authority.
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