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The Colombian Prosecutor's Office asks to file the investigation against former President Álvaro Uribe

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The Colombian Prosecutor's Office asks to file the investigation against former President Álvaro Uribe


The Colombian Prosecutor's Office has once again requested this Monday, "with full autonomy and independence, and in accordance with criteria of legal impartiality", the estoppel -- similar to the file -- of the process against former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe for alleged bribery of witnesses and fraud procedural.

"In accordance with the provisions of article 294 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and in accordance with the constitutional and legal interpretations of the Superior Court of Bogotá and the Criminal Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice, in the place of guardianship within this same case, the delegated prosecutor filed a new request to preclude the investigation," he said in a statement.

After the announcement of the judicial entity, who has specified that the case falls on the third prosecutor delegated to the Supreme Court of Justice, Javier Fernando Cárdenas Pérez, the lawyer representing the victims has described the actions of the Prosecutor's Office as "cowardice".

"The Prosecutor's Office requests the estoppel in the Uribe case again. The cowardice of a decadent institution. We will defeat them again," reacted the lawyer Miguel del Río, who assumed this year the position as representative of victims in said case, as has picked up Blu Radio.

The process against Uribe dates back to 2012 when the former president initiated a legal process against Iván Cepeda, senator of the Polo Democrático, accusing him of directing an alleged manipulation of witnesses to accuse him of links with far-right paramilitary squads.

However, the process took an unexpected turn when the Supreme Court not only closed the case for lack of evidence, but also opened an investigation against Uribe for the same crime and for another of procedural fraud, considering that the testimonies collected by Cepeda did not were the product of manipulation or payments.

Since then, two investigations have been opened against Uribe, one for allegedly pressuring former paramilitaries to testify against Cepeda and the other for bribing Juan Guillermo Monsalve to retract his statements linking the former president to the creation of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia. (AUC) in Antioquia.

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