Argentina: New prosecutor to pursue dead prosecutor’s case against Pres. Fernandez

Argentina: New prosecutor to pursue dead prosecutor’s case against Pres. Fernandez

[Ed. – How many corpses will it take to get to justice?  Before he was found dead, the original prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was about to finger Fernandez de Kirchner and other top government officials in the cover-up of Iran’s role in the 1994 Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires.]

Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita has requested to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman in the case that looks into the alleged cover-up of Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing.

Pollicita presented a 61-page report before Judge Daniel Rafefas, giving green light to the complaint first filed by now late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. …

Judge Rafecas, who was on leave till February 20, has decided to resume duties on Wednesday 18, returning to court to address Pollicita’s request. He is to confirm whether the suspects must be formally investigated or not.

On January 14, Nisman shocked the political world when he filed a complaint against Fernández de Kirchner, her Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, La Cámpora youth organization lawmaker Andrés “Cuervo” Larroque, former Kirchnerite official Luis D’Elía and Quebracho ultra-nationalist organization head Fernando Esteche. …

According to Nisman, Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iran in January 2013 to lift the Interpol “Red Notices” against the Iranian suspects. He argued the president wanted to promote trade relations with Tehran and had agreed to leave the justice claim behind.

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