Colombia court rejects shelving of case against ex-president Uribe

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The Superior Court of Bogota on Friday rejected a prosecutor’s request to shelve a witness tampering and fraud case against divisive former President Alvaro Uribe, extending a long-running legal battle.

Uribe and several allies have been investigated over allegations of witness tampering carried out in an attempt to discredit accusations he had ties to right-wing paramilitaries.

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb)