“Isabelle Durant, European parliament, is abusive because of her friendships with the FARC,” Uribe said on Twitter.
The former president’s comments were made in response to an El Espectador interview in which Durant said it was “impossible” Uribe was unaware of the illegal wiretapping of Supreme Court magistrates and his political opponents.
At the time of the interceptions, the DAS reported directly to the Presidency. The former head of state is currently under investigation by a congressional commission for his involvement in the scandal and claims the illegal wiretapping was carried out behind his back.
The vice president of the European parliament, which considers the FARC a terrorist organization, was invited to Colombia by the International Federation of Human Rights to examine the case against DAS officials.
“The DAS case is more serious than we imagined,” the official explained, adding that it is in Europe’s interest to advance the case against the accused officials, who allegedly also hacked phones of European human rights organizations.