Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the incarceration of former Senate President Javier Caceres, who is suspected of having used paramilitary support to win office.
The senator was arrested last week, but was immediately rushed to hospital because of diabetes-related health complications.
Following the doctors’ declaration that his health was stable, the senator was ordered to return to prison by the country’s prison authority. This order is now supported by the Supreme Court, which ruled there is enough evidence against the politician to keep him in jail.
Caceres is suspected of making deals with a paramilitary group in order to win his election to the Senate. The former Senate president is one of approximately 80 congressmen linked to paramilitary groups.