The Colombian Supreme Court on Tuesday sent to prosecutors three of the most notorious cases against former President Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010) who allegedly implicated him in the San Roque and Ituango massacres in 1996 and 1997, as well as the murder supposed to have the human rights defender Jesús María Valle in 1998 by paramilitary forces.
All of these crimes, which occurred while Uribe was governor of Antioquia department, have been in the hands of the Supreme Court since 2014, when the former president took over the position of Senator of the Democratic Center, despite due to his resignation on August 18 from an investigation into him, the investigation reverts to the prosecution.
The Supreme Court’s Special Education Chamber has stated that it has lost its powers to judge Uribe after he resigned from his position as Senator and hence under his jurisdiction as Congressman, and is sending the said files to files.
The three cases made available to prosecutors are those investigating three massacres in two parishes of Antioquia department when Uribe was governor. These are the collective murders that took place in San Roque and Ituango between 1996 and 1997.