Probe reopened amid charges of cover-up of 1994 terror case
BUENOS AIRES | An Argentine court on Thursday ordered a renewed investigation into a prosecutor’s accusation that former President Cristina Fernandez covered up the alleged involvement of Iranians in a 1994 attack against a Jewish community center.
The bombing of the center in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and wounded hundreds of others. Iran has denied any connection with the attack and declined to turn over the suspects in the case.
The country’s top criminal tribunal accepted a request by a coalition of Argentine Jewish associations to re-examine the charge Alberto Nisman made on Jan. 14, 2015, against Ms. Fernandez, her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other officials in her government. The decision was reported by the official Center of Judicial Information.
Nisman was found dead with a gunshot to the head four days after filing his allegation. Authorities never determined if he was killed or took his own life. Ms. Fernandez was president from 2007-2015. She has denied wrongdoing in the case.