Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.
It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."
The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.
An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.
Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.
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Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.