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Argentina's Chief Justice urges “end to impunity” and peoples' frustration

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 - 11:42 UTC
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“Judges and prosecutors must make a great effort to give society a clear answer,” said Lorenzetti, urging ”to end with impunity” (Pic DYN) “Judges and prosecutors must make a great effort to give society a clear answer,” said Lorenzetti, urging ”to end with impunity” (Pic DYN)
It's almost three months since the death of special prosecutor Nisman and the case has not advanced much because of the ongoing legal objections It's almost three months since the death of special prosecutor Nisman and the case has not advanced much because of the ongoing legal objections

Argentina's Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti called on the judges and prosecutors to make a greater effort towards a transparent society and urged for an “end to impunity” and peoples' frustrations with the court system. He was speaking in reference to the ongoing investigation into special prosecutor's Alberto Nisman's death on 18 January.

 “Judges and prosecutors must make a great effort to give society a clear answer,” said Lorenzetti, urging ”to end with impunity“ and underlining the importance of “making decisions, say what they think, but we cannot drive people into frustration.”

”I do not want to judge the prosecutor’s performance but this is a time in which specific decisions must be made,” Lorenzetti stated.

“There are many unresolved homicides,” Lorenzetti stressed adding “in many cases the excessive time length ends up tangling the process and victims end up being guilty.”

Lorenzetti went on to highlight the need to develop specialized police forces, with technology for a thorough police investigation.

Precisely when it's almost three months since the death of Nisman, Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, and ex wife of the late prosecutor appealed a ruling which rejected the impeachment filed by her against prosecutor Viviana Fein, in charge of the investigation of the death of AMIA special prosecutor last January.

Judge Fabiana Palmaghini last week dismissed Arroyo Salgado’s complaint and ratified Fein in the probe. But Arroyo Salgado now wants the Crime Federal Court to revoke Judge Palmaghini’s ruling, although judicial sources said these kinds of resolutions cannot be appealed.

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  • Conqueror

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/186730/arroyo-salgado-hinders-nismans-death-investigation

    And there we have it people. An argie government thing trying to impede true justice. What does Fernandez know about the law? Supposedly he has a law degree. From the same establishment that said he was an accountant? A fugitive from justice in 1994. And now he keeps changing 'jobs'.

    Apr 14th, 2015 - 02:22 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    They still have not released the security camera videos of Nisman's apartment building, nor of the 26 cameras in the apartment building area.
    Nisman was murdered, his character assassinated and justice betrayed.

    Apr 14th, 2015 - 03:28 pm 0
  • golfcronie

    @2
    Smoke and mirrors seems the only thing Argentina is good at. As it Nismans death appears to be political why does Argentina not ask a neutral country to investigate his murder/suicide , makes sense to me.

    Apr 14th, 2015 - 03:42 pm 0
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