Uribe sued for spying in Spain
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:53
A group of Spanish human rights NGOs sued Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe before a court in Madrid for allegedly ordering intelligence service DAS to spy on twenty of their members.
The lawsuit was filed by two Colombians who enjoy a political refugee status in Spain and were among the victims of the illegal spying carried out by the intelligence agency.
According to Mauricio Valiente and Francisco Perez, members of the Spanish NGO Justicia por Colombia (Justice for Colombia), the Uribe administration considered them "targets" in his "political war" against the NGO.
Valiente said at a press conference that the organizations are considering expanding the lawsuits if Colombian investigators find evidence of other violations of their rights.