The hearing was held virtually with the judges connected from a courtroom in the federal courts of Retiro. File photo
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The hearing was held virtually, with the judges connected from a courtroom in the federal courts of Retiro / Archive photo.

The defense of Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requested in writing to the Federal Chamber of Cassation that confirm its dismissal and the closure due to the non-existence of a crime of the case for the signing of the Memorandum with Iran.

It did so through the so-called “brief notes” presented moments before the start of the second and last hearing before Chamber I of the highest federal criminal court in the country, to listen to the parties before deciding whether or not to confirm the Court’s ruling. Oral Federal 8, which closed the case without going to trial for the absence of a crime.

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In the letter, the lawyers of the former president Carlos Beraldi and Ary Llernovoy asked the chambermaids Ana María Figueroa, Daniel Petrone and Diego Barroetaveña to confirm the closure of the case arranged on October 7, 2021, judicial sources explained.

Already in the hearing that began after 10:30 a.m., the lawyer of another of the defendants, the Buenos Aires Minister of Social Development Andrés Larroque, Lucila Larrandart, opened the round of oral presentations and ratified the proposal to reject the appeals of the complaints and the dismissals are confirmed.

The lawyer maintained that the decision that “unanimously” taken by the Oral Court when resolving that the signing of the Memorandum “it did not constitute a crime.”

In the supplementary instruction during the preparation of the trial “new evidence was incorporated” that was “determinative” to demonstrate that the red alerts of Interpol’s arrest warrant for Iranian citizens wanted for the AMIA bombing “were always in force”.

At the hearing, the prosecutor will speak before Cassation Javier De Luca, who dismissed the prosecutor’s appeal against the closure of the case and agreed with the complaints regarding the non-existence of a crime in the legal case opened as a result of the complaint by the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

De Luca asked to present orally before Cassation to explain the reasons for his decision.

The hearing was held virtually with the judges connected from a courtroom in the federal courts of Retiro and the parties remotely through the Zoom platform.

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