Cablegate: House Defeats Measure to Modify Extradition

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id: 16257
date: 4/22/2004 15:11
refid: 04BOGOTA4058
origin: Embassy Bogota
classification: CONFIDENTIAL
destination: 04BOGOTA3894
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

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C O N F I D E N T I A L BOGOTA 004058


E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/22/2014


Classified By: Ambassador William B. Wood, Reasons: 1.4 B & D.

(C) On April 21, the House of Representatives voted to
maintain status quo on extradition procedures in the context
of reforms to the criminal procedure code (reftel). The GOC,
supported strongly by the Embassy, won the day. To hold the
line on extradition, Prosecutor General (Fiscal General) Luis
Camilo Osorio and Viceminister of Justice Mario Iguaran
maintained a constant presence in the House during the
debate. The measure now goes to the Senate, where ranking
members tell us that extradition procedures should also
remain intact.

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