Uribe stays quiet about DAS wiretap scandal

Colombia President Alvaro Uribe Wednesday ignored the country’s high
courts’ request to speak out about the wiretap scandal that
hit intelligence agency DAS. Uribe did make a statement, but ignored
the scandal.

In a brief statement published on the Presidency’s website, Uribe says to continue to have “sincere, open and constructive” talks with the courts “in the search for a better institutional relation with all courts.”

However, the President made no references to the alleged illegal wiretapping of judges, journalists and opposition politicians or the magistrates’ request for a public statement on the matter.

The Courts had demanded the President to speak out on the alleged illegal wiretapping after a meeting with Prosecutor General Mario Iguaran, who is in charge of the investigation of the DAS.

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