Colombia’s state intelligence agency DAS wiretapped representatives of the United Nations (U.N. in the country, newspaper El Tiempo reported Thursday.
According to the newspaper, Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has a number of documents that prove that the U.N. was a subject of illegal surveillance.
A scandal broke in 2009 about the DAS’s illegal wiretapping of groups and individuals considered to be critical of the Uribe government, including human rights workers, Supreme Court magistrates, and journalists.
El Tiempo reports that the evidence of the illegal wiretapping of the U.N includes photos, such as that of a former director of the Colombia Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Fruling; emails sent from U.N. officials; and DAS work orders.
It was reported in April 2010 that leaked reports from the prosecutor general showed that DAS carried out illegal monitoring as part of a smear campaign against European organizations, including the UNHCR.