Colombia’s Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Ex-President Álvaro Uribe

The Court grants the ex-president house arrest in a case of bribery and witness manipulation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 4th, ordered the pre-trial detention of ex-President Álvaro Uribe for the crime of bribery and witness manipulation in one of the cases involving the politician, who ruled the Andean country between 2002 and 2010.

The Court, which granted the ex-president house arrest, is investigating a case in which several witnesses received compensation in exchange for testifying in favor of the current senator.

Among such testimonies was that of a former paramilitary who in a first trial stage had involved Uribe in the creation of a United . . .

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