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Prosecutor Nisman's filing to be reopened and investigated, Criminal Court rules

Friday, December 30th 2016 - 05:00 UTC
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Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had filed charges against then President Cristina Fernandez for the so-called Iranian Memorandum. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman had filed charges against then President Cristina Fernandez for the so-called Iranian Memorandum.

The Federal Criminal Court of Appeals Thursday ordered the reopening of the case filed by former AMIA Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman four days before he was found dead against then Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for the alleged cover-up of the Iranian nationals suspected of being behind the AMIA bombing in July, 1994.

 The court agreed to grant the Delegation of Argentinean Israeli Associations (DAIA) the right to act as plaintiffs and removed Judge Daniel Rafecas and Appeals judges Eduardo Freiler and Jorge Ballestero from the case. They had twice refused to further investigate Nisman's charges saying they were unsubstantiated.

The case now goes to a new judge to be selected by draw on Friday. But prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita will remain in charge of representing “the people.” Pollicita had asked Rafecas and other judges to issue warrants to pursue various lines of investigations but the magistrates continuously refused to grant them.

Nisman had denounced that the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Kirchner government with the Islamic Republic of Iran on the citizens of that country accused of having planned the 1994 bombing constituted a cover-up since it removed them from the rules of Argentine Judiciary System, which is expressly forbidden by the Constitution (article 18).

Nisman was found dead with a .22 caliber bullet in his head. The Kirchnerite officials and their propaganda apparatus have always maintained it was a clear case of suicide, while Nisman's ex-wife, Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, mother of Nisman's two daughters, has openly voiced she had evidence to prove it was murder.

The DAIA managed to have the investigation re-opened by introducing new tests this year, which basically refer to a telephone conversation between then-AMIA President Guillermo Borger and then Foreign Minister Hector Timerman.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • imoyaro

    “The alleged goal of obtaining the cancellation of Interpol's red alert that prevented the Iranian suspects from travelling abroad did not exist.”

    Really, Kamerad/Komrade Rique? Then why were the Iranians complaining about it?

    Note the Herald was a Kirchnerite rag. As for your assertion that the oil for food trade was beyond ridiculous, well, just look at the economic basket case your National Socialist backers turned the country into, unable to produce oil, and losing customers for the struggling ag sector (which you rejoiced in of course.) The only thing ridiculous here is you. ;)

    Dec 30th, 2016 - 08:40 am +5
  • ElaineB


    Is that going to be your post for every thread about CFK? “It is all a Macri conspiracy!!”

    These are not new allegations but were swept under the carpet when CFK was in power. I really hope they do stop her from running because then she would have immunity. (Her only reason for doing so).

    You keep on spouting about 'a third of voters blah, blah….” but that is not a majority.

    If CFK has done nothing wrong then let the judicial process proceed and she will be cleared. An Argentine was murdered and he deserves to have justice or do you think only CFK supporters should have that?

    Personally, I do not think CFK had Nisman murdered. I stand by my assertion from the time of the murder that the Iranians did it - you just have to follow the money trail. But it may be that someone in CFK's administration gave the go ahead for it to happen. If so they should be brought to account. If it transpires that CFK knew about it then she is also culpable. But, I am not convinces she did know based on her reaction and actions immediately after the murder.

    Dec 30th, 2016 - 02:39 pm +4
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    So, if I understand correctly, Nisman gathers evidence and develops a case against the K-government but the day before he is due to resent his case he is murdered and then the K-government closes the case. It doesn't take a genius to join the dots and come to a likely conclusion here. However, in Reekie-land this doesn't seem at all suspicious and it is all a Macri conspiracy.

    Hopefully the truth will now come out.

    Dec 30th, 2016 - 06:23 pm +4
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