Despite an opinion of the Uruguayan Refugee Commission (CORE) against the request for the status of political refuge made by Fabián “Pepín” Rodríguez Simón, the judicial process against the former adviser to the presidency of Mauricio Macri will take still several more months. First, you have to end the trial in Uruguay for his refugee claim and later, if this request will be definitively rejected, another trial will begin for the extradition request to Argentina, explained judicial sources.
On Wednesday the Uruguayan CORE ruled against of the request for political refuge requested by the also Mercosur deputy, who is subject to an interpol red alert and an international arrest warrant, within the framework of the case in which he is being investigated for alleged pressure on the Indalo Group. Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo, who has close relations with President Alberto Fernández, “influences CORE,” the sources explained.
The CORE opinion, the content of which is kept confidential, has already been made available to Organized Crime Judge Adriana Chamsarián, that now he will be the one who defines the situation of “Pepín” in this first legal instance on your refugee request.
If Judge Chamsarian in the coming days rejects, from the judicial point of view, the refugee request, Rodríguez Simón You can still appeal to the Montevideo Appeals Chamber and even reach the Supreme Court of Justice of Uruguay.
But the judicial process will not end there, judicial sources explained. In the event that the Court leave firm an eventual rejection of the refugee request, another trial will begin for the extradition request of Judge María Servini.
Former advisor to former president Mauricio Macri is defended by lawyers Eduardo Sanguinetti and Rodrigo Rey. The latter is a lawyer specialized in the defense of human rights. His lawyers seek to enforce the refugee law 18,076.
Rodríguez Simón is in Uruguay after denouncing being a victim of a persecution of Kirchnerism and for fear of being illegally sent to pretrial detention by Judge Servini for alleged pressure on the shareholders of the Indalo Group, the businessmen Fabián De Sousa and Cristóbal López.
“I will not return to Argentina until stop the persecution against me. I have well-founded fears that if I did, I would be unduly deprived of my freedom, with danger to my personal safety, in the framework of legal cases rigged as a pretext to imprison me, “said the deputy of Parlasur, where He has a mandate until December of this year.
“The businessmen Cristobal López and Fabián De Souza, with the collaboration of the lawyer Carlos Beraldi -with a promiscuous relationship with the prosecutor Marijuan-, denounced me for my participation as an advisor to the Government of the City of Buenos Aires so that the gambling concessionaires in this district (the Hippodrome and the two casino ships) pay the Gross Income tax owed since 2003“, explained” Pepín “
The possibility of seeking refuge in Uruguay had been advanced in May by the defendant himself through different television interviews, but he was also formally notified by his lawyer before the Servini court, which understood that movement as an attempt to evade justice.
It was in this context that the magistrate declared Rodríguez Simón in “absentia” and ordered his national and international capture to submit him to an investigation after considering that the defendant’s decision evidenced his “willingness not to submit to the jurisdiction of this Court and to withdraw from the action of justice “.