Dec. 7 (UPI) — A choose in Argentina issued a warrant for the arrest of former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday on rates of treason.
Decide Claudio Bonadio accused Kirchner, 64, of trying to find to negotiate a deal with Iran to get trade concessions in exchange for masking up Tehran’s position in a 1994 terror assault on the AMIA Jewish middle that killed 85 people.
“There is certainly no crime, there is no circumstance. Bonadio is aware it. The government is aware it. President [Mauricio] Macri also is aware it,” Kirchner claimed.
Her arrest warrant stems from a 2015 investigation by federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was uncovered useless at his dwelling considerably less than a 7 days right after accusing Kirchner of the coverup.
Kirchner beforehand named the accusations “absurdity” and claimed they had been section of a conspiracy to undermine her presidency.
Kirchner was granted legal immunity right after currently being sworn in as a senator in October. Bonadio has also questioned lawmakers to clear away her immunity, which would involve a two-thirds bulk vote by Congress.
The choose also named for the arrest of Kirchner’s former aide, Carlos Zanni, social activist Luis D’Elia and Muslim cleric Jorge Alejandro Khalil, all of whom had been arrested in raids Thursday early morning.
Hector Timerman, the former international minister, was held on household arrest because of to wellbeing challenges.
Kirchner faces trial in numerous other situations of corruption and dollars laundering in the course of her time as president.
The treason charge is the most severe and carries a probable prison sentence of up to fifteen decades.