Relatives of AMIA Attack Victims to Appeal Appeal Court Decision Dismissing Charges Against CFK – MercoPress

Argentina: Relatives of AMIA Bombing Victims to Appeal Court of Appeal Decision Dismissing Charges Against CFK

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 04:35 UTC

Case cannot be closed until actual trial, plaintiffs’ lawyer says

Relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Association for Social Welfare of Argentina (AMIA) announced on Friday that they would appeal a court ruling handed down on Thursday in which the charges against l former president and current vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) were dismissed.

CFK had been charged with treason for signing a memorandum of understanding with the Islamic Republic of Iran to investigate the case in which several Iranian citizens were allegedly involved, as well as the 1992 bombing of Iran. Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

Magistrates who signed Thursday’s ruling argued that there could be no betrayal since Argentina was not at war with Iran and, moreover, the deal was never actually put into effect. square.

In fact, the case – filed by the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman- had been closed years earlier for lack of evidence, but it had been reopened under the government of former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) by judges including allegiance to the head of state and a non-existent impartiality had been established.

According to Nisman, CFK also covered the perpetrators of the atrocious crimes by signing the memorandum in 2013.

Plaintiffs counsel (relatives of the deceased and injured) Tomás Farini Duggan said on Friday his clients would appeal Thursday’s Federal Oral Court decision number 8, which in addition to CFK has benefited other senior officials government officials, many of whom hold other positions. in the current government, as well as to deliver a post-mortem relief in memory of the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, the late Héctor Timerman.

The AMIA attack left 85 people dead. Members of the current Iranian administration as well as the Hezbollah terrorist group are suspected of having been involved in the affair.

The plaintiffs argue that the final aim of the memorandum was to wait for the red alerts from Interpol. for the international arrest of suspects.

Farini Duggan said loved ones feel ?? mocked ?? by the unprecedented court ruling because it came before the trial even began.

An accused is not dismissed when the stage of the oral trial is reached. There must be an oral trial and, after all the evidence has been produced at the trial, he is acquitted or sentenced. But a dismissal cannot be pronounced by saying that there is no crime without a trial, ?? the lawyer said in a radio interview.

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