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Published 7 March 2019

The former leftist president is now a Senator in Argentina which gives her parliamentary immunity.

The Argentine Supreme Court of Justice rejected, on Thursday, an appeal from former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s (CFK) legal team, against a trial with preventive prison, in the "Memorandum with Iran" case.

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This sentence of preventive prison, which is not a final sentence in the case, will not take effect, as CFK is now a Senator in Argentina which gives her parliamentary immunity.

The former president's legal team presented the appeal to the Supreme Court, after the fourth chamber of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation rejected this legal recourse, which made them present an appeal to the highest court in the country.

"The extraordinary appeal, whose denial motivated this complaint, is not directed against a final or comparable sentence," states the sentence signed by the Supreme Court authorities.

"There are have already been 15 inquiries (against former President Fernandez). 12 ordered by Bonadío and 10 by Stornelli. Something unprecedented in Argentina's judicial history," stated former President CFK on her official Twitter account.

"Yes, the prosecutor who was photographed, filmed, recorded and caught on Whatsapp, with D'Alessio extorting businessmen in the "photocopies case," did not show to trial, to give an investigatory statement in which these extortion maneuvers are investigated. He did not turn in his phone either."
 

In Septembre 2018 and in December 2017 Judge Claudio Bonadio ordered pre-trial detention for former Argentine President and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for another case of "illicit association." The current case against CFK awaits trial by the Federal Oral Court No. 8.The origin is in the complaint of the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who denounced Cristina to use the memorandum with Iran to cover up the attack of the AMIA, which on July 18, 1994, 85 victims were charged.

Also on Thursday prosecutor Carlos Stornelli refused to give his statement in the case that investigates him for illegal association. This caused the indignation of former president and current Senator CFK, "Today Stornelli decided not to appear, to not give an investigatory statement in the judicial process in which he is accused, along with others, of being part of an illegal association for extortion and illegal espionage."

According to CFK, "only during the dictatorships was a system so clearly exposed that the opponents of the regime have neither constitutional rights nor guarantees and the ruling parties all the political, judicial and media impunity."

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