Democratic Pole Senator Iván Cepeda announced this Monday that he would file a lawsuit against former President of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, of libel and defamation after accusing him of manipulating witnesses and cooperating with the Supreme Court judges . who placed the current Democratic Center lawmaker on house arrest earlier this month while under investigation for alleged procedural fraud and witness purchase.
“I will denounce Uribe on charges of libel and defamation,” the representative of the Colombian left announced after Uribe confirmed in some media that Cepeda acted “in complicity” with the judges of the Supreme Court who had ordered his house arrest.
This confrontation between the two politicians dates back to 2012, when Uribe sued Cepeda for an alleged crime of witness manipulation. However, the trial turned unexpectedly when the Supreme Court not only filed the case for lack of evidence, but also opened an investigation into the former tenant of Casa Nariño for the same crime and another for procedural fraud.
Cepeda has criticized Uribe’s allegations against him, which he said are motivated after failing to overcome his defeat in all cases – the Supreme Court, the Attorney General and the State Council – in which he took measures against him.