The successor to an Argentine prosecutor who was found shot dead in his apartment last month in an extremely high profile case, is pressing forward and recommending that charges be brought against Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Gerardo Pollicita’s predecessor Alberto Nisman was found shot dead hours before he was to implicate government officials at the highest levels in the coverup of mass murder. The case involves the largest terror attack on Argentinian soil more than 20 years ago. The attack, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of Jews, was backed by the nation of Iran. The charges stem from evidence that de Kirchner and her government were complicit in a coverup of Iran’s involvement in order to get sweetheart oil deals.
According to the Buenos Aires Herald:
Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita has requested to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman in the case that looks into the alleged cover-up of Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing.
Pollicita presented a 61-page report before Judge Daniel Rafefas, giving green light to the complaint first filed by now late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Ruling Victory Front (FpV) lawmaker Andrés Larroque, social leader Luis D’Elía, head of the political group Quebracho Fernando Esteche, ex judge Héctor Yrimia and Allan Bogado have been also charged.
Pollicita’s presentation does not involve an inquiry of the defendants. More details of the presentation were not revealed, as the prosecutor imposed secrecy on the report.
Judge Rafecas, who was on leave till February 20, has decided to resume duties on Wednesday 18, returning to court to address Pollicita’s request. He is to confirm whether the suspects must be formally investigated or not.
As Shoebat.com reported, Nisman had all the markings of an extremely courageous prosecutor who was set to lower the boom on the most powerful people in his country. He paid for that courage with his life.
The Government is now even soiling Nisman’s memory by referring to this continued pressure as a ‘Judicial coup’. According to a report from the Associated Press:
Even before Pollicita’s decision, amid rumors that it was coming, her administration was moving to both reject and minimize it.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich called the move a “judicial coup” during his daily press briefing.
“The Argentine people should know that we’re talking about a vulgar lie, of an enormous media operation, of a strategy of political destabilization and the biggest judicial coup d’etat in the history of Argentina to cover the real perpetrators of the crime,” he said.
It’s still not known who Capitanich thinks “the real perpetrators” are but as Shoebat.com reported, de Kirchner initially joined in with the narrative that Nisman committed suicide and then ultimately conceded that he had to have been murdered. On its face, that seems to indicate that people weren’t buying the claim that Nisman killed himself.
As this case moves along, look for Nisman’s stock to continue to rise as a hero of Argentina who was willing to fight to the death for the truth about Iran’s involvement in the murder of nearly 100 Jews in Argentina.
He has clearly passed the baton; it’s in the hands of others now.