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The Supreme Court of Colombia is referring the Uribe case to prosecutors for alleged manipulation of witnesses

September 1, 2020

The Supreme Court of Colombia has resigned to continue the investigation into the alleged tampering of witnesses carried out by former President Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010) and referred the case to the Attorney General’s office after seeing those presented by the defense of the former Theses had approved leaders.

The defense has argued that the Supreme Court lacks the power to continue the investigation after Uribe, who was under house arrest for a month, resigned his seat in the Democratic Center in the Senate.

Faced with this new situation, the Senator of the Polo Democrático Iván Cepeda has already announced that he will present a challenge against the Attorney General Francisco Barbosa and against the Colombian President Iván Duque, as he would be responsible for naming an alternative if the first one comes up it believes that neither is a guarantee of independence.

The Supreme Court of Colombia is referring the Uribe case to prosecutors for alleged manipulation of witnessesThe Supreme Court of Colombia is referring the Uribe case to prosecutors for alleged manipulation of witnesses

Cepeda filed a libel and defamation lawsuit against Uribe two weeks ago after the former president assured the Colombian media in an interview that the Democratic Pole Senator acted “in complicity” with the Supreme Court justices who did so had ordered house arrest.

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