Colombian security agency DAS kept files on Father Javier Giraldo and other members of the NGO Center for Investigation and Popular Education (CINEP), including records of personal finances and travel histories, reports Caracol Radio.
The files, made available to Radio Caracol, represent new evidence of DAS’s illegal wiretapping and surveillance activities.
Records of Father Giraldo’s movements between 1960 and 2004 are attached to his file, as well as a list of 32 CINEP researchers who also have detailed files.
Resumes of Eduardo Umaña Luna and Father Gabriel Izquierdo, financial records of Giraldo Moreno and Gabriel Izquierdo, and detailed reports of CINEP’s human rights’ activities were in the files obtained by Caracol.
Speaking at an international conference last week, Father Javier Giraldo highlighted Colombia’s problem of violence by illegally armed groups, saying that Colombia’s prosecutor general is investigating 150,000 murders by paramilitaries.
Liberal Party presidential candidate Rafael Pardo said that the International Criminal Court should intervene in the DAS wiretapping scandal if Colombia does not successfully prosecute those involved.