Influential and popular like ex-President Alvaro Uribe, there are no two like him in Colombia, yet he has submitted to the injunctions of justice wanting to know more about a pot-of-pots affair. -vin raised in public opinion. The appearance could last three days, according to Prensa Latina.
Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) is accused of attempting to bribe members of a paramilitary group that allegedly held detrimental information against him. He appeared before the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on Tuesday in the context of the investigation against him for alleged involvement in corruption and procedural fraud offenses.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ((rezonodwes. com)) – Former popular and influential president Alvaro Uribe testified on Tuesday before the Colombian Supreme Court in a case of alleged corruption of clues and bribery of witnesses.
The closed hearing was the first time a former Colombian president was called to testify in the highest court in the country and was the last step in a long feud between Uribe on the right. and left-wing Senator Ivan Cepeda.
Since August 16, when it was determined that the Chamber of Education of the SCJ had scheduled the appearance for this October 8, various voices called to counter what they call slander and attacks launched against Senator Ivan Cepeda, recognized as a victim in this judicial process.
The appearance of the ex-president takes place 441 days after the Court decided, in an unprecedented case, to open a formal investigation against the former president, on the basis of information disclosed. About a hundred questions made up the questionnaire Uribe answered on Tuesday, but the appearance could last three days.
Leon Valencia, director of the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation said that whatever happens after the investigation, a precedent will have been created. According to him, if the Supreme Court decides that the evidence proves sufficient to continue the process and finally prosecute it for corruption and procedural fraud the doors will be opened for the charges on the merits – who involved him in the formation of paramilitary groups and homicides until the massacres- deserve real investigations, he said.
He further emphasized that “ even if the CSJ decides to file the file because according to his estimates Uribe did not participate in the manipulation of witnesses, the controversy will continue and the victims and witnesses of the actions of the former president will continue to be motivated by this first call for investigation « .