The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has escaped verdict when an Argentine appeals court dismissed the controversial case against her. The president was accused of covering the tracks of the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in bombing a Jewish center in Buenos Aires last 1994. The attack claimed the lives of 85 people and no one has been convicted to answer the heinous crime.
Prosecutors have been charging her of the cover up and said that the President’s interest in partnering with the oil rich nation, Iran, spurred her into letting the Iranians off the hook.
Two out of the three judges in the trial voted against the appeal of the prosecutors. They concluded that no evidence of crime was committed by the president.
Throughout the years President Cristina Fernandez has always denied the accusations.
“No concrete evidence’
The judges made their decision after examining a report that was prepared by special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman tragically died in January which also roused the suspicious Argentines into believing that the president might be behind Nisman’s death.
Last Thursday, the Argentine justice ministry announced that the chamber of federal appeals ratifies the decision made by Judge Daniel Rafecas which rejected the allegations of the special prosecutor.
The court of appeals also agreed with the judge’s conclusion that indeed there was no substantial evidence pinning Ms Fernandez for covering the schemes of Iranian officials.
The Argentine newspapers have frequently headlined the unexplained death of the special prosecutor Alberto Nisman and the impending case against the Argentine President. On January 18 this year, the prosecutor was found dead inside his own apartment. There was a bullet wound on his head and a pistol was laid by his side.
The alleged suicide happened only hours before he was to testify in Congress against Ms Fernandez and Hector Timerman, the Foreign Minister of Argentina. Many say that his death was not a suicide and early this March, the family of Nisman claimed that independent investigations showed that he was mercilessly murdered.
The government has always stated that it had no role in Nisman’s death. It also pronounced to the public that Nisman was fed with untruth allegations from a rogue agent that is seeking to discredit and undermine the current leadership.