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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 05:40 PM

US extradites former Colombia intelligence chief facing journalist torture charges

Source: Colombia Reports

written by Adriaan Alsema April 26, 2017

The United States deported a former intelligence chief of Colombia’s now-defunct intelligence agency DAS, who is wanted in Colombia to face torture charges.

Enrique Ariza, 49, was removed from the US on Monday to stand trial for the alleged aggravated psychological torture of journalist Claudia Duque and spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.

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The deportation of one of his former intelligence chiefs is a major blow for Uribe, whose country is setting up a transitional justice system that is expected to try Ariza and possibly even the former president after Uribe’s successor, President Juan Manuel Santos succeeded in ending a 52-year war with FARC rebels that cost more than 265,000 Colombian lives.

Uribe has opposed this process, and for good reasons, as he was politically responsible for war crimes that left thousands of victims.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/us-extradites-former-intelligence-chief-facing-journalist-torture-charges-colombia/

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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 10:36 PM

1. Looks like Enrique had no Mar-a-lago contacts.

President Trump held secret Mar-a-Lago meeting with two Colombian ex-presidents critical of Obama.


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