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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.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://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)

France/Israel/Palestine: Salah Hamouri’s Administrative Detention Order Renewed

February 26, 2018

Today, 26 February 2018, the decision was taken by the occupation Minister of War, Avigdor Lieberman, to renew the administrative detention order of Salah Hamouri. His order has been renewed for four months, to begin on 28 February 2018. This means that Salah will continue to remain in prison till at least 28 June 2018, at which point he would have been in prison for ten months.

Despite the claim that Salah represents a ‘security threat’, Addameer maintains that Salah has been imprisoned as a result of his human rights promoting activists and his activism. As a documentation field officer, Salah’s is responsible for meeting with ex-prisoners and detainees, and their families, to collect information regarding their detainment and the conditions in which they were kept. Additionally, Salah passed the exam for entrance to the Palestinian Bar Association three days before his arrest.

Due to the fact that his wife has been banned from entering Palestine, this extension of his imprisonment means that there will be another four months where he cannot see his young son. It means another four months where his family will be split across continents. Ultimately, Salah could just leave this all behind as he is a French national. Though this is why his sacrifice is all the more admirable. Despite the cost, he chooses to stay and struggle towards self-determination.

It is evident that closed door diplomacy has achieved little. The requests from French authorities have fallen on the deaf ears of the occupation.

We call on the occupation authorities to cancel their renewal and release Salah immediately. Additionally, the French and EU representatives must publicly condemn the illegal imprisonment of their citizen.






https://oumma.com/detention-administrative-de-salah-hamouri-renouvelee/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.chroniquepalestine.com/salah-hamouri-menacenouvel-ordre-detention-administrative/ (FRANCAIS)

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

http://www.leparisien.fr/val-de-marne-94/ivry-reclame-a-nouveau-la-liberation-de-salah-hamouri-26-02-2018-7580766.php (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ism-france.org/temoignages/La-detention-de-Salah-Hamouri-est-renouvelee-article-20532 (FRANCAIS)

https://infos-israel.news/rage-france-aupres-amis-terroriste-de-salah-hamouri-israel-renouvelle-emprisonnement/ (FRANCAIS)

https://lepeuplebreton.bzh/2018/02/27/mobilisation-pour-salah-hamouri-a-brest/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2018/03/02/israel-prolonge-la-detention-du-franco-palestinien-salah-hamouri_5264640_3218.html (FRANCAIS)

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/ain/bourg-bresse/soutiens-salah-hamouri-toujours-mobilises-obtenir-sa-liberation-israel-1433815.html (FRANCAIS)

https://oumma.com/salah-hamouri-boycotte-tribunal-israelien/ (FRANCAIS)

https://infos-israel.news/prisonnier-salah-hamouri-demande-a-avocat-de-se-retirer-de-laudience-tribunal-a-jerusalem-incarceration-repose-dossier-secret/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.juriguide.com/personnalites/franco-palestinien-salah-hamouri-maintenu-detention-autorites-israeliennes/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/morlaix/solidarite-salah-hamouri-toujours-detenu-en-israel-05-03-2018-11875198.php?share_auth=ec96ff7be3406c8d2457c7b476223608#2bLOKqFe6Rrk3Uzv.01 (FRANCAIS)

https://lemuslimpost.com/mairie-stains-priee-retirer-banderole-soutien-salah-hamouri.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.jforum.fr/la-ville-de-stains-poursuivie-en-justice-pour-avoir-affiche-le-terroriste-salah-hamouri.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.desinfos.com/spip.php?article61183 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/documents/mde15/7967/2018/es/ (ESPANOL)

https://pamplonaactual.com/pamplona-solicita-la-libertad-del-defensor-los-derechos-humanos-palestino-salah-hamouri/ (ESPANOL)

#liberezSalah #FreeSalah

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[AUDIENCE DU 01/03/18]
📍 Salah Hamouri a été présenté ce matin devant le tribunal à Jérusalem. Salah a annoncé devant la cour qu’il boycottait ce tribunal qui n’est qu’une mascarade de justice et qui ne lui permet en aucun cas de prétendre à un procès équitable.
➡️ Cette audience a uniquement pour but de prendre acte de la décision émise le 26 février par le ministre israélien de la Défense, Avidgor Liberman, de prolonger de 4 mois la peine de Salah. Comme toutes les précédentes, elle ne permet en aucun cas qu’un véritable procès se tienne puisque les éventuelles charges contre les détenus administratifs ne sont jamais énoncées et publiques de sorte que la défense ne peut donc pas faire triompher la justice.
Afin de dénoncer ce simulacre de justice ainsi que tout le système de la détention administrative, les 450 Palestinien-ne-s incarcérés sous ce régime mènent actuellement un mouvement de boycott des tribunaux. Le juge a annoncé que cette audience était donc repoussée au 5 mars. Salah a annoncé qu’il boycottera une nouvelle fois l’audience.

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(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri 1/3/18 Facebook)


France/Israel/Palestine: Intervention de Maitre Berenger Tourné lors de la Nuit de la liberté Free Salah Hamouri qui s’est déroulée le 16 février 2018, à Ivry-sur-Seine

le 16 février, 2018

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La défense de Salah Hamouri que j’ai l’honneur d’assurer, ici en France, c’est-à-dire à lointaine distance, pourrait s’apparenter à se battre contre un moulin à vent, alors qu’il n’est aucun prétoire pour plaider sa cause, ni ici en France, ni même là-bas, en Israël, si j’en crois mes confrères palestiniens, Sahar Francis et Mahmoud Hassan, auxquels j’adresse un salut confraternel et admiratif.

Salah Hamouri, j’avais déjà pu le défendre, en quelque sorte par procuration, il y a à peu près cinq ans, lorsque le CRIF intenta un mauvais procès au Président de l’AFPS de l’époque, qui n’était autre que M. le député Jean-Claude Lefort, dont on sait les peines et soins pour la Palestine et le combat permanent, depuis bien plus d’une décennie, pour la liberté et l’honneur de celui qui deviendra son beau-fils.

Alors qu’il m’est à nouveau confié sa défense, me voilà assez démuni, n’ayant comme autre contrepartie que les pouvoirs publics et les institutions françaises, dont mon propre ordre, auxquels je voudrais, dès lors, par votre entremise, m’adresser ce soir.

Je voudrais tout d’abord leur dire quelques mots sur le sort réservé à Salah Hamouri, qui n’a pas, en tant que notre compatriote, notre concitoyen, droit à tous les égards que sa nationalité française devrait pourtant lui faire bénéficier.










http://samidoun.net/2018/02/action-call-palestinian-french-lawyer-salah-hamouri-threatened-with-renewed-administrative-detention/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

#LiberezSalah #FreeSalah

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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.







France/Israel/Palestine: “La Nuit de la liberté”pour Salah Hamouri: à ne pas manquer, le 16 février prochain !

February 1, 2018

Cela fait maintenant 5 longs mois que Salah Hamouri, après avoir été arrêté chez lui le 23 août dernier, en pleine nuit, a été placé en « détention administrative » sur ordre du ministre israélien de la Défense, l’ultra-sioniste Avigdor Lieberman.

Une mobilisation très large dans notre pays, entraînant une multitude de femmes et d’hommes de professions, de fonctions, d’origines sociale, politique et culturelle et de parcours très différents, s’est réalisée. Grâce à elle, nous sommes parvenus, petit à petit, à faire bouger les lignes.

Dans ce cadre et dans cet esprit, nous appelons à des prises d’initiatives, les plus diverses et marquantes, vers le gouvernement français, afin que Salah soit libre au plus tard, disons le 28 févier conformément à la décision de « détention administrative » signée par Lieberman.

Une initiative se tiendra le 16 février en ce sens, une initiative importante dont nous vous informons sans attendre, afin que vous puissiez vous dégager pour cette soirée qui se tiendra à l’espace Robespierre, à Ivry-sur-Seine (métro 7 Mairie d’Ivry), à partir de 18h. Ce sera un moment à la fois politique et festif.








http://www.addameer.org/news/call-action-22-days-free-salah-hamouri?platform=hootsuite (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

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Israel/Palestine: Fifty-Four Palestinians abducted by Israeli soldiers In West Bank

January 31, 2018

Fifty-Four Palestinians abducted by Israeli soldiers In West Bank

 Israeli occupied soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifty-four Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including 33 in Jerusalem Al-Quds, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted 33 Palestinians, including several children, during extensive and violent searches of homes in al-‘Isawiya town.

They have been identified as Issa Mohammad Abu Ryala, 16, Mohammad Zakariya ‘Oleyyan, 17, Shai Mohammad Atiya, 17, Samir Akram Atiya, 15, Abdullah Abu ‘Assab, 16, Mohammad Mahmoud ‘Oleyyan, 16, Wisam Sameeh ‘Oleyyan, 15, Mohammad Ali Dari, 14, Adam Kayed Mahmoud, 17, Nassim Kleib, 17, Yahya Arafat Dirbas, 16, Yousef Bilal Abu al-Hummus, 19, Daoud Yousef ‘Atiya, 19, Bashar Mohammad Mheisin, Ashraf Wael Obeid, Abdul-Qader Mohammad Obeid, Mohammad Abu Sneina, 18, Nassim Sami Moheisin, Mahmoud Mohammad Abu ‘Oweiss, Ahmad Abu Roomi, Mahmoud ‘Assem Obeid, Anas Abu Assab, Mohannad Nasser Mahmoud, Nidal Mahmoud, Issa Nasser Mahmoud, Hamed Shafiq Obeid, Mahmoud Shafiq Obeid, Mohammad Shawkat Obeid, Bashar Mahmoud, Rashad Abu Ryala, Saleh Na’im Mheisin, Amir Khaldoun Mustafa and Ma’moun Mahmoud.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Doha town, west of Bethlehem, and violently searched the home of a lawyer and the head the Independent Commission for Human Rights in southern West Bank, Farid al-Atrash.