Former President Alvaro Uribe requested to be heard by a House of Representatives commission in the case regarding the wiretaps scandal, local media reported Thursday.
In a letter to the House Commission of Investigation and Accusation, former President Alvaro Uribe asked to give his account of the high profile scandals that occurred during his presidency.
These include such scandals as Colombia’s intelligence agency DAS illegally wiretapping political opponents and the corruption of congresswoman Yidis Medina related to Uribe’s re-election in 2006.
“Today, through my lawyer Jaime Lombana, I have requested that the House Commission of Accusations receive a free version from me about the [wiretapping] interceptions, the case of Yidis Medina, the assassination of the mayor of Roble, in the department of Sucre, and other cases the Commission is dealing with,” Radio station RCN reported.
Uribe added “There should be an open session as I requested last year, which the justice bodies have supported with the presence of all the lawyers who represent the supposed victims.”
In a recent interview with Foreign Policy magazine, Uribe reiterated his protested innocence in the DAS wiretapping affair, stating that “many of my government were victims, beginning with me.”
“I cannot understand why some people want to assign blame [to] my government for that, when my government was a clear victim,” he continued.