Sigifredo Lopez

Posted by Simon Willis on Oct 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Apology is an act of respect: Sigifredo Lopez

Former politician Sigifredo Lopez accepted the “justified” public apology issued by Colombian police for wrongly accusing him of participating in his own kidnapping by FARC guerrillas as an “act of  Full Article »

Posted by Caitlin Trent on Sep 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Police need to apologize to Sigifredo: Prosecutor General

Colombian police have not complied with the Prosecutor General’s demand that they publicly apologize to former politician Sigifredo Lopez for wrongly accusing him of participating in his own kidnapping by  Full Article »

Posted by Esteban Refshauge on Sep 27, 2012 Leave a comment

FARC kidnap victim absolved of misdeeds: Prosecutor General

Colombia’s Prosecutor General has acquitted a former politician of all charges after his alleged involvement in his own kidnapping by FARC guerrillas proved false. “The prosecution offers its apologies to Sigifredo Lopez for  Full Article »

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Aug 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia top prosecutor claims increase in false testimonies

Colombia’s prosecutor general on Wednesday warned of an increase in false witnesses “deceiving justice” in court hearings. Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre told Caracol Radio his office detected an increase of  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Aug 15, 2012 Leave a comment

FARC kidnap victim thanks justice for release

A Colombian politician who was released from house arrest Tuesday after evidence about his involvement in his own kidnapping proved false, praised Tuesday the Colombian judiciary for releasing him and  Full Article »

Posted by Courtney Scott on Aug 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian politician freed amid FARC conspiracy investigation

A former Colombian politican was freed from house arrest Tuesday after incriminating testimonies regarding his alleged involvement in his own kidnapping by the FARC proved false. In what Colombian press  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Jun 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian politician accused of own kidnapping sent home

A former politician accused of arranging his own kidnapping and that of 11 other politicians in collaboration with FARC rebels was allowed to await his trial at home Wednesday. Sigifredo  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Jun 20, 2012 Leave a comment

FBI says evidence against former hostage is ‘not conclusive’

The FBI said Tuesday that the voice of ex-hostage and political deputy Sigifredo Lopez did not match that of a recording found on a FARC leader’s computer. According to the  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Jailed former FARC hostage says evidence against him was rigged

The former Colombian politician accused of arranging his own kidnapping along with that of 11 of his colleagues, claimed that evidence against him was “manipulated” to prove his guilt, according  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Former hostage asks for FBI videotape

The defense for Sigifredo Lopez, a former politician accused of arranging his own kidnapping with the FARC along with 11 others, requested  the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) turn  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Former hostage to stay in jail

A former politician accused of arranging his own kidnapping with the FARC as well as that of 11 others will have to stay in jail while awaiting trial, Colombia’s Supreme  Full Article »

Posted by Rosemary Westwood on Jun 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia’s prosecutor general denies Lopez freedom

Colombia’s prosecutor general denied requests to release a former politician on trial for kidnapping, pending evidence under review by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Sigifredo Lopez’s attorney  Full Article »

Posted by Lindsay Mathieson on May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Former FARC guerrilla says Sigifredo Lopez is innocent

A member of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, claimed Sigifredo Lopez is innocent, reported local media Thursday. Lopez is a former politician accused of aiding the FARC in orchestrating  Full Article »

Posted by Victoria Rossi on May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

FBI to review evidence against ex-Colombian politician accused of own kidnapping

Voice recordings of the Colombian politician accused of plotting his own kidnapping will be sent to the FBI for analysis, Colombian sources reported Wednesday. The story of Sigifredo Lopez’ release after  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 26, 2012 Leave a comment

FBI to help Colombia in case against former hostage

The FBI will assist Colombia in the case against a former deputy who has been arrested for conspiring the kidnapping of himself and 11 colleagues. According to Colombia’s prosecutor general,  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on May 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian politician not in video planning his own kidnapping: FARC member

A man who appeared in a FARC training video was not former Colombian politician Sigifredo Lopez, according to a demobilized guerrilla who viewed the footage. Lopez was accused of helping  Full Article »