Argentine Jewish community recalls bombing that killed 85 in Buenos Aires
During the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing at the AMIA Argentine Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, the entity’s president Guillermo Borger restated the claim for justice for the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack.
“While remembering those who died in the attack is important, we must emphasise the claim for justice. “85 dead and more than 600 injured continue to demand justice and they cannot rest in peace,” Borger said on Wednesday during the morning ceremony.
Borger emphasized his support for the investigation being carried out by public prosecutor Alberto Nisman on the “international connection” to the attack.
Furthermore, a demand was made to Interpol asking for “the international capture request to be put into effect” against Iran citizens, also criticizing the court systems for not supporting Argentina’s justice system.
At the same time, the head of the Argentine Jewish centre blasted the Argentine Federal Court for not setting a date for the trial in the investigation into a “local connection” to the attack.
Likewise, Borger demanded the case investigating “concealment” of the crime, to be opened “swiftly.”
The event marking 18 years since the Jewish community centre bombing took place on 18 July 1994 only had AMIA president as the main speaker since President Cristina Fernández and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri's were absent.
The ceremony began Wednesday morning at 9.53 as a siren was rung, marking the time the attack took place in 1994, at the building along Pasteur 633 in Buenos Aires business district.
The names of the 85 victims of the terrorist attack were read out before an audience of family, friends of those who died. Later 85 candles were lit and roses laid in memory of the bombing victims.