American involved in riots in Bogotá was released

American involved in riots in Bogotá was released

On April 28, in the framework of the national strike demonstrations, the arrest of a United States citizen who was on 26th Street in the afternoon and when the demonstrations They took another course and there were attacks against the Mobile Riot Squad, the foreigner was captured.

At the time of his arrest, the Director of the National Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas, reported that there would be three crimes for which the North American student must answer.

Attack on a public servant, obstruction on public roads and damage to property belonging to others, are the crimes that they be charged with the American who will be presented in the next few hours before a judge of guarantees in the Paloquemao judicial complex.

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“It is a case of special connotation, because no foreign citizen should or can participate in this and even more so when they come to enter the country with defined purposes and, as is the case of this citizen of American origin, she came to study at a private university in Colombia and is not authorized to participate in this type of activity,” said the general at the time.

Despite this, this Saturday the Prosecutor’s Office reported that the American citizen was released: “LThe decision by the Prosecutor of the Uri de Puente Aranda, is to release the citizen María Elizabeth Giulianelli, since they do not find material evidence that indicates that the captured person is the author of or participates in the conduct under investigation.”

Now it remains to wait if the foreigner, who arrived in the country since 2019, could be expelled.

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