Friday, March 6, 2015

Argentina Prosecutor Appeals Judge's Decision to Dismiss Nisman Kirchner Indictment

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita appealed a judge's decision to dismiss legal charges against President Cristina Kirchner and others.

The charges relate to allegedly covering up Iran’s role in a 1994 terrorist attack on a Jewish center in Argentina.

They charges were originally developed by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman and presented by Pollicita after Nisman's death.

Last week federal judge Daniel Rafecas ruled that the evidence presented was not sufficient to proceed with the case.

Pollicita's appeal of this decision argued that it prematurely discarded the prosecution's hypothesis and that such serious charges should be investigated more thoroughly.

The appeal, filed on the deadline to do so, keeps some degree of pressure on President Kirchner, while the government continues to refute the allegations, publishing a full-page newspaper ad questioning whether Nisman intended to destabilize the government and saying that Rafecas was correct to dismiss the charges. 

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