Supreme Supreme Court did not order an investigation into a possible
pact between the FARC and current Interior and Justice Minister Fabio
Valencia Cossio, courtpresident Javier Zapata said Friday.
In an interview with radio station La FM, the president of the court said that court magistrate María del Rosario González did send a document to the Prosecutor General’s Office. The document would contain a pact between the rebels and the current minister.
According to its president, the court did not order an investigation, but sent the document to allow the Prosecution to decide whether they want to start an investigation or not.
The document, published by magazine La Otra Verdad (the other truth), supposedly was made up during peace talks between the FARC and the Government in 1999. Fabio Valencia Cossio in that time was mediator for the Government. In the document the FARC promises to use its power to get Valencia Cossio to be elected president in the 2000 elections.
Valencia Cossio denies having seen the document before the publication in La Otra Verdad and says the magazine retracted the article linking Valencia Cossio to the country’s largest guerrilla group.
Colombian media reported earlier this week the court did order an investigation into the alleged ties.