Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner faces losing her parliamentary immunity as the first step toward a treason trial over a cover-up of Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital.
On Wednesday, Argentine federal judge Claudio Bonadio — who is investigating the alleged collusion between Kirchner’s government and the Iranian regime in a secret 2011 pact that exonerated Tehran for the bombing — asked lawmakers in the Senate to strip Kirchner of her immunity. The former president was elected as a senator from Buenos Aires in October’s midterm elections.
Toby Dershowitz – senior vice president of the non-partisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD,) who has tracked the AMIA case for many years – said that the indictments demonstrated that “those who cooperate in malign activities with the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism risk suffering the consequences. ”
“While the AMIA bombing took place many years ago, the lessons from Nisman’s investigations continue to shed important light for law enforcement and policy makers who are working on addressing Iran’s destabilizing and nefarious undertakings,” Dershowitz told The Algemeiner. “They remain as relevant as ever today as they did when Nisman was alive.”
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