Argentina: Fmr president Kirchner denies committing treason in bombing case

Former president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner denied covering up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre, at a press conference in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Earlier, Judge Claudio Bonadio accused Kirchner of seeking to obtain trade concessions with Iran in return for concealing their role in the attack on the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA... Еще). Bonadio is leading the investigation into the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history, which left 85 people dead and hundreds more wounded. Kirchner said that a conspiracy created by government-supporting media, the judiciary, the entire Argentine government and President Mauricio Macri wants to silence her. «I repeat once again that this political orchestration has people behind it. Mauricio Macri is the conductor of the orchestra and in this case, in this case, [Claudio Bonadio] composes the judicial score.» As a recently sworn-in senator, Kirchner enjoys parliamentary immunity from prosecution. The fate of the former president now lies in the hands of the Argentine senate, who must vote by a two-thirds majority to lift her immunity. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is also battling cases brought against for corruption and money laundering.

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