Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez


1954 –


Who is Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez?

Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez is a Colombian psychiatrist and philosopher, who served as the 5th High Commissioner for Peace of Colombia from 2002 to 2006.

For some time, the Government of Colombia considered him a fugitive, after the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia issued an international arrest warrant after Restrepo left the country on 8 January 2012 on a flight bound to the United States; his current whereabouts remain unknown, but he is presumed to have sought political asylum in the US, and to be hiding in the Washington metropolitan area. Restrepo who is being accused of faking the demobilization of a FARC military unit in 2006, is charged by the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia with conspiracy to commit crime; peculation; and arms possession, trafficking, and manufacturing. Restrepo, who was one of the closest allies of the President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, has denied the allegations made against him, and accused the Administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón of mounting a political persecution against him; in this he receives the backing and support of former President Uribe.

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Jan 24, 1954
Filandia, Quindío
  • Colombia
  • Pontifical Xavierian University
  • National University of Colombia

on July 23, 2013


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