Senator Piedad Cordoba said that she has always obeyed the law, as a
citizen and as a politician. Colombia’s Inspector General Wednesday started a preliminary investigation
into the alleged ties of Cordoba and three other opposition
Senators to the country’s largest rebel group FARC.
Cordoba told newspaper El Espectador she is ready to meet “the requirements and to give explanations.”
“And I am willing to abide any decision of the Inspector General”, the senator added.
The government says that e-mails of opposition Senators Piedad Cordoba,
Gloria Ines Ramírez, Jorge Robledo and Wilson Borja were found on the
computer of slain FARC commander ‘Raul Reyes’ and show how the
lawmakers are collaborating with the Marxist rebels.
Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez does not discard the possibility more lawmakers will be subjected to an investigation.
the Inspector General comes to the conclusion that the opposition
Senators went too far in their contacts with the FARC, he can suspend
Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice is also
investigating the Senators to see if there is enough evidence to start
a penal investigation.