Argentina reopens two cases against Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

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A high Argentine court yesterday decided to reopen two cases for which Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was acquitted in 2021: one for money laundering and another for cover-up by the Iranians responsible for the attack against a Jewish entity that left 85 dead in 1994.

Buenos Aires. A high Argentine court yesterday decided to reopen two cases for which Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was acquitted in 2021: one for money laundering and another for cover-up by the Iranians responsible for the attack against a Jewish entity that left 85 dead in 1994.

The Federal Court of Criminal Cassation of Argentina ordered oral trials to be held against the former president (2017-2015) for these two causes, although the decision can still be appealed before the Supreme Court of Justice, according to the government news agency Telam.

The court revoked a dismissal issued in 2021 in favor of Kirchner and his two children, Florencia and Máximo, in the so-called “Hotesur-Los Sauces” case, named after two family companies that, according to the prosecution, were a vehicle for laundering several million dollars supposedly coming from public funds.

The court also annulled another dismissal, from October 2021, in favor of Kirchner for the alleged cover-up of those responsible for the attack against the Jewish mutual AMIA in Buenos Aires in 1994.

The court considered that there was no crime on the part of the then head of state in the case for having promoted the approval in Congress of a Memorandum with Iran to be able to interrogate those accused of this bomb attack outside Argentina, which caused 85 deaths. and 300 injured.

Kirchner denies accusations

Kirchner, 70, has been charged in several corruption cases in recent years and has denounced political and judicial persecution.

The conviction can be appealed and may not be effective for years.