Ivan Duque: Colombian president placed under house arrest for contempt of court

Ivan Duque: Colombian president placed under house arrest for contempt of court
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A verdict considered “unprecedented” has opened a new political and judicial debate in Colombia.

The High Court of the Judicial District of Ibagu, a city in the west of the country, issued an order. Home Guard Order Against the President Evan DukeHe is accused of violating a court order ordering the protection of natural reserves in 2020.

The verdict, issued by local media this Saturday, ordered the president to stay at his home for five days and, in addition, to pay a 15-month minimum wage (approximately US $ 4,000).

Duke is said to have disobeyed the sentence Supreme CourtIt was declared “subject to rights” Los Nevados National Nature ParkLocated in the central coffee area of ​​the Colombian Andes.

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