A score of women connected this morning from their computers to interview with the Comptroller of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Cristina Caamaño. Were mothers, wives, companions and sisters of the 44 crew members of the ARA San Juan, whom the AFI during the government of Mauricio Macri spied and followed. “It was expected to find evidence of political espionage to the opposition at that time, but never on the families of the ARA San Juan”Caamano confided to the women, who last year denounced the espionage and asked that Macri be investigated along with those who commanded the AFI during the Change era.
The meeting was virtualAlthough the lawyer representing the women’s group, Valeria Carreras, went to the exSIDE headquarters to meet with Caamaño. The intervener, during the meeting, listened to the proposals of the women and was moved by the activities that the AFI carried out between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018, when the submarine was finally found. “It was the most painful thing we have encountered since the AFI’s intervention began,” said Caamaño.
“The AFI intervener asked the lawyers of the complaint to meet,” Carreras told PageI12. “We met a supportive and excited civil servant who took note of everything the women wanted to know”he added.
During the hour and a half that the meeting lasted, the women related different episodes in which they noticed that they could be being followed or that their phones were being tapped.
The investigation into the espionage of the relatives of the ARA San Juan began in September of last year with a complaint filed by Caamaño. While the survey tasks that federal judge Alejo Ramos Padilla had requested were being carried out, the AFI warned that there was information on the relatives and intelligence parties, intended to anticipate to Macri what would be the movements or claims that the families would make.
For these facts, the judge Martín Bava, who subrogates in Dolores, summoned the former president to an investigation for next Wednesday and has already issued nine prosecutions. Among the defendants are the former directors of the AFI Gustavo Arribas, Silvia Majdalani, the former director of the Internal Meeting Eduardo Winkler, the former director of the AFI Mar del Plata base Nicolás Iuspa Benítez and five agents of that delegation, from where the tasks were carried out. of illegal intelligence.