AR­GEN­TINE JUDGE SEEKS AR­REST OF EX-PRES­I­DENT

Regina Leader-Post - - WORLD -

BUENOS AIRES A fed­eral judge on Thurs­day asked Ar­gentina’s Se­nate to al­low the ar­rest of former pres­i­dent Cristina Fer­nan­dez on a charge of trea­son for al­legedly cov­er­ing up the role of Ira­ni­ans in a 1994 bomb at­tack on a Jewish cen­tre.

Judge Clau­dio Bona­dio asked law­mak­ers to re­move Fer­nan­dez’s im­mu­nity from ar­rest, which she gained upon be­ing elected se­na­tor. She was sworn in last week. While Fer­nan­dez, who was pres­i­dent from 2007 to 2015, faces other court ac­tions, it’s the first time a judge has re­quested her ar­rest.

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