Prosecutors requested a prison sentence Tuesday for the author of a Facebook group that threatened the life of the former president’s youngest son.
A counterterrorism prosecutor requested that a Bogota judge sentence Nicolas Castro to six to 15 years in prison for the menacing comments.
The alleged creator of a social networking group entitled “I pledge to kill Jeronimo Alberto Uribe, son of Alvaro Uribe,” Castro was detained in December 2009 at his university in Chia, just north of Bogota.
According to the prosecution, two computers found in Castro’s home contain evidence that Castro produced the group and, along with other university students, wrote hateful comments. Prosecutors also claimed that his computers contained links to the pages of many illegal groups.
Castro’s defense attorney however argued that the university student’s actions were within his rights to expression.