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Colombian Supreme Court Orders House Arrest of Ex-President Alvaro Uribe – Reports

Sputnik – 04.08.2020

The Colombian Supreme Court has ordered the house arrest of ex-President Alvaro Uribe, the country’s media reported on Tuesday.

The former president has been under investigation over allegations that he bribed and pressured witnesses to remain silent over his presumed links to paramilitary groups and organized crime, La FM broadcaster said.

Writing on Twitter after the announcement, Uribe said that his detention will cause a divide among the Colombian nation.

“The deprivation of my freedom causes deep sadness for my family and Colombians, who still believe that I did something positive for my homeland”, the ex-president tweeted.

Uribe was the Colombian president from 2002 to 2010. After leaving office, he has served as a senator. According to domestic media reports, current President Ivan Duque has voiced his support for Uribe, saying that he is assured of his innocence.

August 4, 2020 - Posted by | Corruption, War Crimes | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Gee, I wonder if the USA has been interfering in the Government of Colombia?(silly question, I know) Colombia has been a “Client State” of the USA for many years………

    Everything that the USA accuses Russia of(Interfering in America’s Election process), They(USA) are guilty of as well…..Utter hypocrisy…….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 4, 2020 | Reply


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