An Argentine judge has asked Congress to eliminate the immunity of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as senator so she can be arrested after charges of treason, aggravated cover-up and obstruction against her.
Fernandez is accused of trying to cover up the participation of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, known as AMIA, in Buenos Aires in exchange for favorable trade agreements. The original case was filed by prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead with a bullet in his head the day before his presentation before Congress. The case of Nisman was rejected by another judge before being revived by Claudio Bonadio.
Fernandez and members of his government "betrayed the traditional and historical national interests and those of the people affected by the attacks" and sought to "win impunity for the accused Iranian citizens" in the attack on the AMIA headquarters and to normalize the relations between the two states, "Bonadio wrote in a 491-page complaint.
Fernandez called the accusations" absurd "and said that he seeks to normalize diplomatic relations with another state.is a crime His press department refused to comment on the order today.
The attack on the Jewish community center killed 85 people and wounded 150 others, making it the deadliest attack in the history of the country.
Fernandez, who was sworn in as national senator last week, already faces several charges of corruption.