Colombia: Prosecutor's Office summons former president for slander against journalist

  • Source: DW
  • September 19, 2023

"The Colombian Prosecutor's Office summoned former president Álvaro Uribe on Sept. 27 to 'inform him of the charges' of an investigation for the crime of aggravated slander against journalist Daniel Coronell, it was reported on Saturday [Sept. 16].

After analyzing a forestalling request of the slander investigation against Uribe, the Prosecutor's Office concluded there was no positive behavior on the part of the defendant to compensate for the damage inflicted to the moral integrity of the plaintiff,' it said in a statement.

The former president (2002-2010) is under investigation for comments he made on social media in 2017 when he said: 'Daniel Coronell must submit to the JEP (Special Jurisdiction for Peace, created by the 2016 agreement between the government and the FARC), so he can confess to his drug trafficking crime.'"

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