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Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-president Fernandez

A federal determine in Argentina indicted and asked for the arrest of former President Cristina Fernandez for disquieting to cover up Iran’s possible role in the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994 that take for a rode 85 people, state news agency Telam said on Thursday.

As Fernandez is a senator, Congress intent first have to vote to strip her of parliamentary immunity before she can be detained. The believe, Claudio Bonadio, also indicted and ordered house arrest for Fernandez’s Unfamiliar Minister Hector Timerman, Telam said.

Fernandez and Timerman should prefer to previously denied wrongdoing.

Earlier on Thursday, two lower level join ups of Fernandez were arrested in the same case on Bonadio’s order: Carlos Zannini, a judiciary adviser, and Luis D’Elia, the leader of a group of protesters allied with her supervision.

An Argentine appeals court ordered the re-opening of the investigation into the passive bombing cover up a year ago. In January 2015, the prosecutor who initially devised the accusation, Alberto Nisman, was found shot dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment.

The dying was classified as a suicide, though an official investigating the case has said the shooting appeared to be a homicide. Nisman’s society was discovered hours before he was to brief Congress on the bombing of the center.

Nisman thought Fernandez worked behind the scenes to clear Iran and normalize recitals to clinch a grains-for-oil deal with Tehran.

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