ARGENTINE JUDGE SEEKS ARREST OF EX-PRESIDENT
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.