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Uribe to be questioned on witness tampering

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(8 Oct 2019) Colombia’s powerful former President Alvaro Uribe is at the nation’s Supreme Court for questioning in a case involving alleged witness tampering.  
The ex-chief of state arrived to speak with magistrates Tuesday in a case that has divided the South American nation.
Uribe is being investigated for his role in allegedly trying to influence and possibly bribe members of a former paramilitary group.  
Several former paramilitary members allege Uribe’s lawyer offered cash in exchange for making statements in favour of the ex-president.
The case stems from accusations Senator Ivan Cepeda made several years ago accusing Uribe of being a founder of a paramilitary bloc.
Uribe has denied all of the accusations.
The former President’s court appearance is expected to set off rival protests.

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