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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:18 PM

Colombia's Supreme court was 'persecuted' by 'Uribe regime' .

Source: Colombia Reports

Colombia's Supreme court was 'persecuted' by 'Uribe regime' .
Friday, 07 September 2012 05:10 Adriaan Alsema

The former president of Colombia's Supreme Court said Thursday he became victim of "political persecution" by the "regime of [former President] Alvaro Uribe" after court rulings opposed the interests of the former head of state.

Former Supreme Court President Cesar Julio Valencia made the accusations during the trial against the former president, who is investigated by a congressional committee over his alleged role in the illegal wiretapping of supreme court magistrates, journalists, human rights organizations and opposition politicians.

Valencia told the House Representatives of the committee that the "siege" carried out by the Uribe administration changed his personal life from being "reserved and calm" to being subjected to the presence of numerous bodyguards and protection measures by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.

According to the magistrate, his life changed after Uribe accused the Supreme Court of being "ideologically biased," an "obstacle to peace" and the "harmonic arm of armed terrorism." Valencia said Uribe's "unmannerly terms" were "violent."

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Judi Lynn Sep 2012 OP
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #1

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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:34 AM

1. Hey, that's our ally you're talking about!


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