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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ecuador court to 'soon' notify Colombia of Santos courtcase

Colombia Reports May 17, 2010

Colombia news - Juan Manuel Santos

An Ecuadorean judge announced on Monday that he will "soon" officially notify Colombia of presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos' courtcase over the bombing of a FARC camp on Ecuadorean territory.

According to the court, Santos and three generals of Colombia's armed forces violated Ecuador's sovereignty when ordering and carrying out the attack that killed the FARC's number two, Raul Reyes.

Following pressure from both the Ecuadorean and Colombian government, the court had nullified the courtcase, but was ordered by a higher court to continue the trial against Santos.

The presidential candidate was Colombia's Minister of Defense when the attack was carried out on March 1, 2008.

According to newspaper El Espectador, it is expected that Santos' case will be officially announced to Colombia's Foreign Ministry within the next few weeks.

Colombia's presidential elections will be held on May 30.

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