Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blows against impunity

Recently a major player in the administration of ex-president Alvaro Uribe was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Jorge Noguera, ex-head of the DAS (like Colombia's FBI), was convicted of working with illegal paramilitary groups and illegally wiretapping Colombian citizens (human rights advocates, union leaders, even judges). Noguera is only the latest in a growing chain of officials in the Uribe government who are being sent to prison. This is aside from a number of imprisoned paramilitary bosses who claim to have worked with Uribe in the past. Until now, Uribe has not been tried for anything, but the legal decisions are touching people closer and closer to the ex-president.

In similar news, here is an article about the legal basis for prosecuting Donald Rumsfeld and other Bush administration officials for crimes against humanity perpetrated in the course of the War on Terror.

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen the documentary 'Impunity'? I'm haven't yet but heard it is worth seeing.