Ex-senator Piedad Cordoba said she will face any legal consequences should a court decide to press charges for her call to overthrow the government.
“The only thing I can say is that I will stick to my remarks. I only demanded and called for the implementation of international human rights,” Cordoba told radio station W Radio Thursday.
“I went there [Cauca] not because I thought it was my ethical obligation to participate in it, but because the community asked us to come,” the ex-senator added.
On Monday, Colombia’s inspector general announced he may prosecute Cordoba for the crimes of instigation, rioting and conspiracy after the ex-senator appeared in the embattled town of Toribio in the southwestern Cauca department to support the Nasa tribe’s efforts to remove all armed actors from the region – army and police forces as well as the FARC guerrillas.
In a speech to the indigenous community, Cordoba urged the group to rebel against the government saying “we will collect signatures to revoke the mandate of Congress and may even topple the president of the republic.”
Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon called Cordoba’s remarks “outrageous.”