Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will face a congressional inquiry at the end of May, as part of the investigation into the illegal wiretapping scandal which rocked his administration.
After considering the case presented in Uribe’s defense against such a move, the Accusations Commission of the House of Representatives rejected it “unanimously.” According to Constantino Rodriguez, president of the commission, the arguments offered by the defense were “unfounded.”
Uribe stands accused of ordering the illegal wiretapping of human rights activists, journalists, Supreme Court judges, and politicians. Uribe’s former chief of staff awaits trial in prison.
The Accusation Commission has the power to investigate the highest authorities in Colombia, including the president and the Supreme Court.
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