The Washington Post | 2/25/2010 12:00:00 AM
Political ally of Colombian president arrested
Feb 25--A former senator with close political ties to President Alvaro Uribe was arrested by Colombian authorities Wednesday on charges of colluding with far-right death squads.
Under an order handed down by Colombia's Supreme Court, Uribe was arrested in the city of Medellin, 155 miles (250 kilometers) north of Bogota, police said. He was to be transferred to the capital.
The 60-year-old former senator has denied any wrongdoing.
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