A Colombian judge ordered the arrest of, and requested an international warrant against, William Parra, a Colombian journalist from international news network Telesur who is suspected of having ties to the FARC, RCN Radio said Monday.
Parra is one of the people facing charges following claims by Colombian authorities that his name appeared on computers found in the camp of guerrilla commander “Raul Reyes,” who was killed by Colombian armed forces in Ecuador in 2008.
According to RCN, the journalist is facing charges including conspiracy, rebellion, and financing terrorism.
Evidence allegedly found on Reyes’ computers, together with witness testimonies, allegedly indicates that Parra had friendly relations with Reyes. The journalist was also mentioned as a possible mediator with Middle Eastern armed groups over the purchase of mid-range missiles, said the radio station.
If Parra appears on Interpol’s list of international arrest warrants authorities in all countries collaborating with the international police force are obliged to arrest him.
So far, all individuals indicted for “FARC-politics” because of their alleged appearance in files found on Reyes’ computer have seen the charges against them dropped because of lack of evidence.