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Argentina/Iran/Israel: Argentine Senators Discuss Removal of Ex-President Kirchner’s Legal Immunity Over AMIA Bombing, Alberto Nisman Killing

June 5, 2018

Argentine senators began discussions on Tuesday on the possible removal of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s immunity from prosecution — less than a week after a federal court in Buenos Aires ruled definitively that Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentine capital, along with the Kirchner government’s alleged cover-up of Iran’s culpability, was assassinated in January 2015.

Nisman’s body was found in his Buenos Aires apartment hours before he was due to present a formal complaint to Argentina’s Congress that detailed the alleged role of Kirchner and her government colleagues in covering up Iran’s responsibility for the AMIA atrocity. Eighty-five people died and hundreds more were wounded when a truck packed with explosives rammed into the AMIA building in downtown Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994.

While government-appointed investigators initially tried to depict Nisman’s death as a suicide, in December 2017 federal judge Julian Ercolini issued the first ruling that Nisman had been murdered. In the same month, the federal judge investigating Nisman’s original complaint against the former Kirchner government, Claudio Bonadio, indicted the ex-president and several of her close colleagues on treason charges related to a secret pact that effectively exonerated the Tehran regime for the AMIA bombing. Bonadio also requested formally that the Argentine Senate — of which Kirchner is an elected member — remove her legal immunity.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/06/05/argentine-senators-discuss-removal-of-ex-president-kirchners-legal-immunity-over-amia-bombing-alberto-nisman-killing/

https://worldisraelnews.com/former-argentine-president-could-lose-legal-immunity-in-amia-bombing-case/

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/prosecutor-killed-over-jewish-center-bombing-probe-court-rules-1.6140469

http://jewishjournal.com/opinion/235270/comes-justice-israel-cry-argentina/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman

https://diariosanrafael.com.ar/proponen-ponerle-doctor-alberto-nisman-a-una-plazoleta-de-mendoza-93473/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.enlacejudio.com/2018/06/05/caso-nisman-segun-la-gendarmeria-las-manchas-de-sangre-demuestran-que-alberto-nisman-fue-asesinado/ (ESPANOL)

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Argentina/Iran/Israel: Argentine federal court confirms AMIA prosecutor was murdered

 

June 2, 2018

Judge rules Alberto Nisman was killed as ‘direct consequence’ of his accusations of cover-up in 1994 Jewish center bombing; instructs ‘speedy and serious’ investigation

 Alberto Nisman gives a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 20, 2009. (AFP/Juan Mabromata)

An Argentine federal appeals court confirmed Friday that special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, found dead in 2015 while investigating a 1994 Jewish center bombing, was murdered.

The Federal Court of Buenos Aires said there was no doubt that Nisman’s death was a homicide rather than suicide, El Pais reported, and came as a “direct consequence” of his accusations that then-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA center that left 85 dead and hundreds wounded.

The court called on the judge overseeing the case to focus on the investigation of the homicide “with the speed and seriousness that such a grave matter imposes.”

The court thus confirmed a federal judge’s ruling in December that Nisman’s death “could not have been a suicide.”

Judge Julian Ercolini wrote in a 656-page ruling then that there was enough evidence to support foul play in the death of Nisman, who was discovered in his Buenos Aires apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, delivered at close range from a handgun found at his side.

Ercolini’s ruling also pointed to one suspect in the death: Diego Lagomarsino, an IT employee in Nisman’s office, who he said was a possible accessory to murder.

Nisman had previously accused the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group of carrying out the attack AMIA at the direction of Iran. He established how and when Iran commissioned the bombing and that Hezbollah recruited and dispatched the suicide-bomber, Ibrahim Berro, who drove the explosives-filled Renault Trafic van into the building on July 18, 1994.

The prosecutor later accused Kirchner and other officials of agreeing to ignore Iran’s involvement in exchange for commercial benefits for Argentina, in violation of the country’s penal code and the independence of the judiciary.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/argentine-federal-court-confirms-amia-prosecutor-was-murdered/

http://en.mercopress.com/2018/06/02/nisman-death-was-a-homicide-rules-argentine-federal-appeals-court

http://www.thetower.org/6319-argentine-appeals-court-nisman-killed-as-direct-consequence-of-investigation-of-kirchner/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/06/01/actualidad/1527874230_913080.html (ESPANOL)

http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2018/06/01/fiscal-argentino-alberto-nisman-fue-asesinado-por-la-denuncia-contra-expresidenta-fernandez-de-kirchner-dice-camara-federal/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2018/06/02/argentine-le-procureur-nisman-qui-enquetait-sur-un-attentat-a-bien-ete-assassine_5308498_3222.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2018/06/02/argentine-le-procureur-nisman-qui-enquetait-sur-un-attentat-a-bien-ete-assassine_1656124 (FRANCAIS)

https://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/morte-de-alberto-nisman-foi-um-homicidio-determina-justica-argentina.ghtml (PORTUGUES)

https://www.rsi.ch/news/mondo/Alberto-Nisman-fu-ucciso-10538291.html (ITALIANO)

#JusticiaporNisman

Argentina/Israel/Iran: President Kirchner, murder and uranium to Iran: President Obama made me do it

May 5, 2018

Argentine President Kircher, Uranium to Iran, Obama

Argentina South American haven for Jew-haters

Argentina, which proved a port in the storm for Nazis fleeing post-World War II Germany – which some believe include Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun – seems to have also provided a base for Jew-hating Islamic terrorists operating in Buenos Aires.

The 1994 bombing of the Jewish Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building, which killing 85 and wounding hundreds, is thought to be the handy work of Iran-supported Hezbollah.

Alberto Nisman to the rescue

Nonetheless, after years of lukewarm government support for a free and fair investigation of the Buenos Aires bombing, 2004 saw the appointment of Argentine attorney Alberto Nisman as chief investigator.

He requested and received warrants for the arrest of Iranian and Hezbollah suspects from Interpol. Furthermore, in 2013, Nisman planned to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security regarding Iranian intelligence networks in Latin America. Conversely, the government of President Cristina Kirchner prevented him from leaving Argentina.

Nisman was to present evidence to his nation’s Congress of the Argentine government’s collusion with Iran. Unfortunately,  Nisman ended up dead in his apartment, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. Officially it was suicide. In September 2017, the National Gendarmerie issued a report concluding that Nisman was murdered.

A treasonable act

But in 2017, Argentine federal Judge Julian Ercolini issued a 656-page report that in part reads,

“Nisman’s death could not have been a suicide… it was produced by third parties and in an intentional manner.”

https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/kirchner-murder-obama-uranium-iran-101921/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman

http://www.perfil.com/noticias/policia/las-internas-judiciales-demoran-decisiones-centrales-por-nisman.phtml (ESPANOL)

https://veja.abril.com.br/mundo/cristina-kirchner-cada-vez-mais-perto-do-banco-dos-reus/ (ESPANOL)

http://www.laprensa.com.ar/464264-Tiene-que-aclararse-que-es-lo-que-sucedio-con-Nisman.note.aspx (ESPANOL)

https://www.clarin.com/politica/pacto-iran-definio-sala-camara-nacional-casacion-quedo-causa_0_ry9WHMnsM.html (ESPANOL)

Venezuela/Argentina: Argentine Human Rights Lawyer Is Latest Venezuelan Detainee to Flee

March 19, 2018

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An Argentine-Venezuelan rights lawyer became the latest activist to escape detention by President Nicolas Maduro’s government and flee Venezuela over the weekend.

 

“I am so happy to be free, but so sad for what’s left behind,” Marcelo Crovato, 51, told Reuters after reaching Colombia from where he was flying to Argentina later on Monday.

 

Crovato was detained at his Caracas home in 2014 while working for a rights group defending young protesters during a wave of demonstrations against Maduro’s socialist government. Forty-three people were killed and thousands were injured during the unrest.

 

He spent 10 months at a prison where he had once served as director, before being granted house arrest.

 

Speaking by telephone from Colombia, Crovato declined to give full details of his escape for fear of retaliation against friends or relatives by Venezuelan intelligence agents.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-03-19/argentine-human-rights-lawyer-is-latest-venezuelan-detainee-to-flee

https://www.voanews.com/a/argentina-human-rights-lawyer-venezuela-detainee-flee/4305385.html

https://www.sinmordaza.com/noticia/493237-el-calvario-del-argentino-venezolano-marcelo-crovato.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/mundo/america-latina/venezuela-es/article205744629.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/2118067-marcelo-crovato-tuve-que-tomar-esta-decision-de-huir-porque-me-iba-a-morir-preso (ESPANOL)

https://elcomercio.pe/mundo/latinoamerica/calvario-marcelo-crovato-argentino-estuvo-1-426-dias-preso-politico-venezuela-noticia-507588 (ESPANOL)

http://www.continental.com.ar/noticias/internacional/la-historia-de-marcelo-crovato-el-preso-politico-argentino-que-logro-escapar-de-venezuela/20180319/nota/3725681.aspx (ESPANOL)

https://www.boursorama.com/actualite-economique/actualites/venezuela-un-avocat-opposant-a-maduro-fuit-en-colombie-b2fd455bb53e89af2a518019795b829b (FRANCAIS)

http://fr.africatime.com/ouganda/db/venezuela-un-avocat-opposant-maduro-fuit-en-colombie (FRANCAIS)

Argentina/Israel/Iran: Argentina ex-leader Kirchner to be tried over AMIA bombing cover-up

March 6, 2018

Former president and 11 others face charges they helped Iranians hide role in 1994 terror attack on Jewish center that killed 85

 

Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will face trial on charges she covered up the role of Iranians in a 1994 terrorist bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina’s capital, judicial authorities announced Monday.

Eleven other former officials and people close to Kirchner’s government will also be tried on charges of cover-up and abuse of power, Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said in a ruling released by Argentina’s official CIJ Judicial Information Center.

The trial date has not been set.

So far, four of the accused have been detained. In December, Bonadio asked lawmakers to remove Kirchner’s immunity from prosecution, which she gained last year when she was sworn in as a senator. Legislators have not acted on the request. The immunity protects her from being arrested, but she can still be tried.

Kirchner, who was president in 2007-2015, denies any wrongdoing or involvement in any cover-up involving Argentina’s worst terror attack. The 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association center in Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and wounded hundreds. Iran denies any involvement.

The judge backed an assertion against Kirchner made on January 14, 2015, by Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who was investigating the case. Nisman said the 2013 agreement that Kirchner’s government made with Iran in exchange for favorable deals on oil and other goods ensured that Iranian officials involved in the attack would escape prosecution.

Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a bullet wound in his right temple four days later. His case remains unsolved. But last year, an investigation by Argentina’s border police agency concluded that Nisman was murdered, contradicting earlier official findings that Nisman likely killed himself.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/argentina-ex-leader-kirchner-to-be-tried-over-amia-bombing-cover-up/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/05/argentina-cristina-fernandez-de-kirchner-trial-bombing

http://www.wral.com/argentina-ex-leader-on-trial-for-alleged-cover-up-in-bombing/17394840/

https://www.rferl.org/a/argentina-ex-president-cristina-kirchner-fernandez-face-trial-charges-covered-up-iran-role-1994-jewish-center-bombing-hizballah/29081899.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/argentina-leader-face-trial-alleged-bombing-cover-180306095304305.html

https://www.thejc.com/news/world/prosecutors-seek-six-year-jail-term-for-ex-argentine-president-carlos-menem-jewish-centre-bombing-1.459976

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman

https://www.eldestapeweb.com/los-ultimos-minutos-alberto-nisman-n40428 (ESPANOL)

http://www.perfil.com/politica/que-dice-la-pericia-informatica-sobre-la-computadora-de-alberto-nisman.phtml (ESPANOL)

http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2018/03/05/5a9d7f38e2704e157d8b45b6.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.nzz.ch/international/spaeter-erfolg-nach-mysterioesem-tod-in-argentinien-ld.1363302 (DEUTSCH)

https://istoe.com.br/cristina-kirchner-sera-julgada-por-acobertar-terroristas/ (PORTUGUES)

Argentina/Iran/Israel: Iran and Hezbollah’s Terror in Argentina

March 1, 2018

(Thousands of Argentinians protest on February 18, 2015 in Buenos Aires, with signs demanding “Truth and Justice,” on the one-month anniversary of the murder of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman was murdered by unknown assailants one day before he was officially to present allegations of treason against then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. )

  • If efforts to expose Iran’s and Hezbollah’s roles in the Argentinean bombings are successful, the information will elucidate for regional leaders the dark side of Iran’s ties to sub-state terrorist groups to increase even further its influence in Latin America.
  • For decades, Iran has seemingly been employing both normative diplomatic ties and criminal links to export its Islamic revolution to the Western Hemisphere. By using similar methods of subversion, Iran appears already to have penetrated other Latin American nations, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil and some island countries in the Caribbean.

Iran’s activities in Latin America are a direct challenge to U.S. primacy in the Western Hemisphere. Iran, it seems, wants to replace the U.S. as the power ally of Latin American countries.

While Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and expansionist policies in the Middle East are well known, most of the Islamic Republic’s operations in Latin America appear to have been proceeding underway, below the radar, for several decades.

Declassified Argentine intelligence reports also clearly show that Hezbollah had carried out a previous bombing, in 1992, of the Israeli Embassy — an attack in which 29 were killed and around 200 wounded.

Last month marked the third anniversary of the murder of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who claimed to have evidence that would expose the role Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in obscuring Iran’s alleged responsibility for the attack. Nisman had been leading an investigation into both Iran’s potential role in the AMIA bombing and its possible cover-up by Kirchner.

Initially, Nisman’s death seemed to doom any chance that those who had committed this act of terror would ever be prosecuted. Argentinian protestors, however, questioned initial reports that he had committed suicide and demandedthat his death be investigated.

Nisman, who had publicly accused Kirchner of treason, was murdered by unknown assailants one day before he was officially to present his allegations against her.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11973/iran-hezbollah-argentina

http://www.jpost.com/OMG/Netflix-making-miniseries-about-murdered-Argentine-lawyer-Alberto-Nisman-542742

http://thejewishvoice.com/2018/02/21/new-netflix-series-focus-death-prosecutor-albert-nisman/

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32517:iran-s-network-of-terrorism-in-latin-america&catid=9&Itemid=114

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman

https://fr.timesofisrael.com/netflix-cree-un-programme-sur-le-procureur-assassine-alberto-nisman/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman (FRANCAIS)

https://www.infobae.com/politica/2018/02/27/muerte-de-nisman-una-de-las-querellas-pidio-que-se-investigue-a-cristina-kirchner/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.diariopopular.com.ar/politica/piden-investigar-cristina-la-muerte-nisman-n343917 (ESPANOL)

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/2113706-el-lamentable-salvataje-de-un-juez (ESPANOL)

Argentina/Iran/Israel: Streaming Giant Netflix to Produce Miniseries on Murder of Argentine AMIA Bombing Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

February 12, 2018

Internet streaming giant Netflix has reportedly begun production in Buenos Aires on a documentary miniseries probing the January 2015 murder of Alberto Nisman – the federal prosecutor who spent more than a decade investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentine capital, and then later exposed the role of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her colleagues in a cover-up of Iran’s responsibility for the atrocity.

Reports in the Argentine press on Monday said that Catalan production company JWP had been commissioned by Netflix to produce the series. Founded by the British documentary film director Justin Webster, the company has produced award-winning documentaries on Spain and Latin America, including a film about the celebrated Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez and another on the Basque terrorist group ETA.

Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment on January 18, 2015, hours before he was due to deliver a complaint to the Argentine Congress that charged Kirchner, former Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, and several key aides and cabinet officials with having negotiated a pact with Iran that involved the cancelation of six “Red Notices” — international arrest warrants issued by global law enforcement agency Interpol — for the Iranian officials wanted in connection with the AMIA bombing. The pact was voided by Argentina’s Supreme Court following Kirchner’s electoral defeat by current President Mauricio Macri in November 2015.

 

While the Kirchner government’s initial efforts to portray Nisman’s murder as a suicide have been completely discredited by official forensic analysis of the crime scene, the exact reason behind his murder and the identity of his killers is yet to be revealed. According to Argentine news outlet Diario 26, the producers of the Netflix series are hoping to obtain interviews with Kirchner herself; Nisman’s former assistant Diego Lagomarsino, who was indicted in December 2017 as an accomplice to the murder; and with a number of the key officials who claimed that Nisman took his own life.

Often described as the “86th victim” of the AMIA bombing, Nisman took over the case in 2005 after the previous corrupted investigation into the attack collapsed. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more wounded after a truck packed with explosives drove into the AMIA building in downtown Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994 in what remains the worst terrorist attack on Latin American soil.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/02/12/streaming-giant-netflix-to-produce-miniseries-on-murder-of-argentine-amia-bombing-prosecutor-alberto-nisman/

https://www.thejc.com/news/world/argentina-shines-the-spotlight-on-former-president-in-alberto-nisman-murder-probe-1.457474

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/165618-180120-congress-urges-probe-into-murder-of-argentine-prosecutor-alberto-nisman

https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/02/16/argentina-begins-trials-sentencing-of-senior-officials-who-corrupted-investigations-into-iranian-bombing-of-amia-jewish-center/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman