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Judge Dismisses Case  Against Argentina President
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Judge Dismisses Case Against Argentina President

A federal judge in Argentina dismissed a controversial case against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her foreign minister.
Judge Daniel Rafecas said there wasn’t enough evidence to support allegations that Fernandez tried to cover up for those accused in the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center, according to a statement posted on the judiciary’s website.
The attack on the Jewish center killed 85 people and injured hundreds in the deadliest bombing in Argentina.
In dismissing the case, Rafecas said the 288-page report filed by the late federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman didn't meet standards needed to open a formal court investigation, USA Today reported.
Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita had renewed Nisman's investigation into whether Fernandez interfered with the investigation of Argentina’s worst ever with Iranian oil producers.
Nisman's report was filed six days before he was found with a bullet in his head at his Buenos Aires home. Nisman was found dead in his apartment last month with a gunshot wound to the head.
A prosecutor said there appeared to be no outside involvement in the death, but investigators were treating it as suspicious.
Nisman had also alleged that Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman sought to withdraw from Interpol their requests for the arrests of several suspects of the Buenos Aires bombing.
The judge ruled that because the truth commission has never been created, it can't have functioned as an instrument to cover up anything.

 

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