The 27th anniversary of the AMIA attack came with a political and judicial scene that pushes to leave stagnant definitively the possibilities of clarifying the 1994 attack and all the other irregularities that revolve around the case.
The president of AMIA, Ariel Eichbaum, said this Friday that this state of the case is due to the “ineffectiveness and indifference” of the State, but failed to specify other factors.
First was the annulment of the original AMIA trial in 2004, then the pact with Iran that made red alerts more flexible weighing about five Iranians and last year the second dismissal Carlos Telleldín, the former car reducer who delivered the used Trafic as a car bomb. And now the increasingly firm possibility that the oral trial for the Pact with Iran in which the main defendant is Cristina Kirchner be annulled.
If the Federal Oral Court 8, after hearing the vice president, annuls the trial The questions left by the complaint of the former AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman in 2014 will not be answered before appearing shot dead.
For example, the 2013 treaty made Interpol continue to include a legend in the red alerts about a diplomatic negotiation between Argentina and Iran that it doesn’t exist anymore. Also, it will not be known if it was authentic the letter from the former head of Interpol Ronald Noble in which he stated that the alerts were still in force or, in fact, was drawn up in Buenos Aires. And less if it was Hugo Chavez the one who asked Cristina for that memorandum with Iran, the main ally of Venezuela Chavista, among other doubts.
In addition, the head of the AMIA complained about the red alerts on the member of the Hezbollah of Lebanon, Salman El Reda, syndicated as the organizer of the attack on the ground. But one of the problems with this search is that the AFI attaché – an expert on international terrorism – in that country He had to return to the country last year due to the leak of his name and that of another two thousand spies. For this violation of secrecy, today The AFI inspector, Cristina Caamano, was investigated as a suspect.
Before this curtain that is falling one of the few exits that exist, as it maintains today in Clarion the federal judge Franco Fiumara and always the former AMIA lawyer Marta Nercellas: that the Congress enact a law authorizing trials in absentia.
Iran will never allow its former cultural attache Moshe Rabbani and four other former officials to be investigated by the Argentine justice. Then, that law would allow all the indications that exist and that point to be aired in front of a public defender who is already acting in the case. to the government of Iran 1994 like the one that would have given the order to the Islamic Jihad of the Hezbollah to commit the attack in Buenos Aires.
Nercellas, one of the few lawyers who knows in detail this voluminous case, told Clarion that “until now there have been governments that they did not have enough political decision to go against the intellectuals and materials of the attack ”.
On the other hand, “those who today exercise the government do everything possible to deplete the latest open investigation, the one related to the Pact with Iran ”. Then, “politicians should sanction the law of trial in absentia, allow everything is aired in an oral trial and the Argentine justice decides who is guilty or innocent ”, Nercellas said.
Contrary to what part of public opinion believes “in the cause it is known in the cause who executed, who gave the order and who financed and everything should be discussed in an oral trial”.
But Nercellas synthesized: “there is a decision of a sector of the political power to pass the AMIA cause into oblivion and a sector of Justice that dilute everything”.
A Jewish community should be added to this judicial scenario divided -Which until now was the main driving force behind the investigations- and without strong leadership.
But for 27 years, relatives of the victims such as Luis Czyzewski and Mario Averbuch, among others, they do not lower their arms, despite setbacks and lack of support.
And as Eichbaum, Czyzewski and Mario Averbuch said, they are among those who “They are not afraid of the truth”, in a response to a letter from the General Treasury Attorney, Carlos Zannini, in the case for the Pact with Iran, which argued otherwise.