Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel is writing a book about the life of Colombian opposition senator Piedad Córdoba, a former mediator in FARC prisoner exchanges.
Córdoba, a ferocious opponent of the Álvaro Uribe government, is a staunch ally of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, at whose side she worked during a 2007 prisoner exchange, before being dismissed by the Colombian government, reported Spanish news agency EFE.
The Liberal Party senator is currently under investigation by the Supreme Court for alleged links to the FARC. The investigation is based on documents recovered from the laptops of Raul Reyes after the March attack in northern Ecuador that killed the number two rebel leader.
Perez Esquivel, who visited Colombia in July, where he dismissed chances of a Nobel Prize nomination for former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, is part of a Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal of NGOs working in defense of human rights abuses committed by multinationals in Colombia.