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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:34 PM

Colombia's Supreme Court rules that Uribe witness tampering case will proceed

by Stephen Gill August 13, 2019

Former President Alvaro Uribe.

Colombia’s Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a witness tampering case against former president Alvaro Uribe will proceed, rejecting an appeal for annulment by his defense.

Uribe, who is accused of attempting to influence witnesses who have testified that he formed a paramilitary death squad when he was governor of the Antioquia province will now face magistrates on a date to be soon defined.

The Court also denied a request that evidence of telephone conversations, which were intercepted by accident in an investigation against Congressman Nilton Cordoba as part of the Toga cartel scandal, be excluded from the investigation.

In what is a long-running saga, the Supreme Court upheld a decision, which it had already made in February deeming that there were no grounds for the annulment of the case against the hard-right former president.


If this case follows precedent, witnesses will disappear again.

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