Court orders to arrest Pdte. of Colombia for contempt | News


The Superior Court of Ibagué ordered this Saturday to arrest the president of Colombia Iván Duque for contempt in relation to the Los Nevados National Natural Park case, on the grounds that he ignored the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice by which he had declared the Park as a subject of rights.


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“According to the provisions of article 52 of Decree 2591 of 1991, a five-day house arrest measure is imposed as a sanction for the contempt incurred by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, for which compliance is entrusted to the Director of the National Police or the Superior who attends the police functions in the Palace of Nariño”, specified the document issued by the Court.

Considering the nature reserve in a situation of danger, the Colombian entity ordered the head of state to organize a special squad to guard the space that has already been affected by issues related to flora and fauna trafficking in protected areas.

Given this contempt, he has been ordered house arrest for five days and a fine equivalent to 15 monthly legal minimum wages in force “unless compliance with the order held as breached is previously proven” and all relevant documents are presented that prove the management.

Similarly, the secretary of Judicial Representation and Defense of the department of Quindío, Paula Andrea Huertas Arcila, must also have a five-day arrest measure and pay a fine equivalent to 15 current legal monthly minimum wages.

The court “indicated that this decision is not subject to challenge, ordering that it be immediately sent for consultation, together with all the pages that make up the incident folder, to the Labor Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.”

The ruling issued in November 2021 by the Supreme Court of Justice declared the Los Nevados National Natural Park as a subject of rights, the main source of supply for the department of Tolima and the Coffee Region.

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