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Thu Aug 27, 2020, 01:10 PM

Colombia's Supreme Court receives 'proof' Uribe was involved in massacres

by Adriaan Alsema August 26, 2020

Colombia’s former chief prosecutor said Tuesday he has surrendered evidence that would prove former President Alvaro Uribe was complicit in two massacres to the Supreme Court.

According to former Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre, he filed criminal charges against Uribe and surrendered a 93-page document that would contain the evidence proving Uribe was complicit in the 1996 La Granja Massacre and the 1997 El Aro massacre.

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The Supreme Court is additionally investigating if Uribe was involved in the 1998 assassination of human rights defender Jesus Maria Valle, who warned the former president of the impending massacres and was assassinated shortly after Uribe left office.

The war crimes tribunal is additionally investigating the Hidroituango hydro-electric dam project on suspicion that the paramilitary groups in the region where sowing terror to save Medellin energy company money in buying up land from local farmers.


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Thu Aug 27, 2020, 03:02 PM

1. Who is behind a series of massacres in Colombia?


The resurgence in violence has put a spotlight on the ruling Democratic Center Party, which opposes the peace deal with left-wing militants.

A string of murders in various parts of Colombia this month has raised concerns that the South American country is once again on a slow descent into violence.

In what are being termed as massacres, more than 23 people, some of them minors, have been killed in mob-like hits in separate attacks.

The violent cycle started on August 11 when police found the bodies of five teenagers bearing signs of torture and gunshot wounds in the southwestern city of Cali.


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