Demobilized and extradited paramilitary leader Rodrigo Tuvar, alias “Jorge 40” has suspended cooperation with Colombian justice, television station RCN reported on Monday.
According to the television station, the paramilitary leader has decided that he will no longer testify before Colombian prosecutors, following the murder of his brother Sergio in December.
“Jorge 40” was supposed to testify about crimes committed when he was leading the 4500-strong Northern Bloc of paramilitary organization AUC.
Colombia’s Supreme Court had scheduled the hearing to take place from January 1 to January 5.
“Jorge 40” is suspected of ordering several massacres, and was extradited to the U.S. in May 2008 to face drug trafficking charges.
Several extradited leaders of the AUC have refused to cooperate with Colombian justice following threats against family members, and in at least two cases the murder of family members.