Colombia’s Supreme Court recognized that former Senator Piedad Cordoba is a victim of illegal wiretapping by Colombia’s intelligence agency DAS.
According to hearings from former Colombian Senate President Nancy Patricia Gutierrez, there is a high degree of certainty that she used illegally obtained information to advance political control over Piedad Cordoba.
The Supreme Court has therefore issued a security measure against Gutierrez, but Cordoba does not see this as a reparation for the damages to her political career.
What Cordoba asks for is public forgiveness for the deep pain he has caused by this case, specifically by Nancy Patricia Gutierrez, in a plot from the Casa del Nariño [Presidential Palace] of the former President Alvaro Uribe to discredit her,” explained Cordoba’s lawyer Luis Guillermo Perez.
“This was a move made mostly by Uribe to end the political career of Cordoba,” Perez continued.
The lawyer said that during the eight-year tenure of Uribe, he clearly sought persecution against Cordoba and now what she seeks is a moral reparation.
Gutierrez maintained her argument that she was not trying to use illegally obtained information, and was merely attempting to unearth information about Cordoba’s foreign trips, particularly one visit to Mexico, to clarify whether she had followed the protocols required for absence from plenary Senate sessions.