Tuesday, June 29, 2010

European Union Targeted by Colombian Intelligence

Via Intelnews.org -

Several members of the European Parliament have voiced concern over the recent disclosure in Colombia of an alleged operation to undermine the European Union’s parliamentary and human rights bodies. The operation is reportedly mentioned in internal documents belonging to Colombia’s Administrative Department of Security (DAS), which were recently confiscated by the office of the Colombian Attorney General. The confiscated documents describe a clandestine program codenamed Operation EUROPE, which aims to wage a “legal war” intended to discredit and “neutralize the influence of the European judicial system, the European Parliament’s human rights subcommittee, and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights”. These bodies routinely join international human rights organizations in criticized the abysmal civil liberties record of the government of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. This record caused the United States Congress, which is usually Colombia’s staunchest international supporter, to vote to terminate all US monetary assistance to the DAS intelligence agency.

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