Judge claims Christina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up the alleged Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre
Argentine judge: Arrest ex-president for hiding Iran’s role in Jewish centre bombing (Jewish News)
Judge Claudio Bonadio ordered her arrest on Thursday and asked the Argentinean Senate to strip Kirchner, who now serves as a senator, of her parliamentary immunity, clearing the way for her arrest and trial.
Bonadio’s order also targeted other Argentinean officials in the effort to cover up Iran’s involvement in the attack, including former Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman, who is Jewish and is currently under house arrest due to illness, and former head of the Federal Intelligence Agency Oscar Parrilli, who was charged but not arrested. Parrilli was ordered not to leave the country.
Kirchner’s former legal secretary Carlos Zannini, Muslim community leader Jorge Alejandro Khalil, and pro-Iranian activists Luis D’Elía and Fernando Esteche were all arrested in raids on Thursday morning.