After two months in detention, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe is released

Bogotá judge ordered the release of Álvaro Uribe, who has been in house arrest since August 4 for alleged procedural fraud and bribery of witnesses

The former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez , who had been detained since August 4 for alleged witness tampering, was released this Saturday by order of a judge.

After presenting their arguments in detail, the 30 criminal judge with guarantees function of Bogota, Clara Ximena Salcedo Duarteannounced its decision to “agree to the request submitted by the defense, supported by the Prosecutor’s Office and the representation of the Public Ministry.”

“And in that order, and consequently, the immediate release of Dr. Álvaro Uribe Vélez will be ordered,” said the judge, who clarified that the appeal is appropriate against that decision.

The judge’s request has already been notified to the Prosecutor’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office and the defense of Uribe Velez.

According to what was indicated by the judge, from what Caracol Noticias learned, the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice or its validity, but he maintained that the investigation that he advanced in October 2019 to the former president is not equivalent to the imputation of charges.

Now the case of Uribe Velez It was left in the hands of the ordinary justice, also due to the fact that the leader of the Democratic Center party resigned his seat in the Senate on August 16, two weeks after his arrest.

The investigation, therefore, will continue with the former president released. The Prosecutor’s Office had announced that it will review the evidence practiced by the Court.

With information from López-Dóriga Digital

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