The criminal prosecutor Leonel Gomez Barbella asked this Thursday detention of men that scratched a Cristina Kirchner during a protest in front of the Homeland Institute on July 21, and requested that an investigative statement be taken. The proposal was made to the judge handling the case, Manuel de Camposand labeled the cause as “aggravated coercive threat«.
Gómez Barbella acts as prosecutor in the framework of an ex officio complaint filed by his colleague Monica Cuarro and that was raffled off in the De Campos court, according to Telam. The national criminal and correctional jurisdiction of the city of Buenos Aires intervened in what happened due to a complaint filed by the prosecutor Cuñarro the day after the events. For the same incidents, the Homeland Institute filed another complaint forintimidation and threats» in the federal retirement courts.
In her complaint, the prosecutor maintained that on the afternoon of July 21, in front of the Patria Institute, at Rodríguez Peña 80 and “while a group of people were demonstrating in the street,” the now accused “uttered through a megaphone repeated threatening, serious and intimidating phrases to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner with the clear purpose of making her abandon her duties as Vice President.
He also indicated that the security forces did not intervene in the attack against Cristina Kirchner. “These events, in my opinion, constitute the crimes of coercive threats, which ideally concur with each other and in turn with the crime of public intimidation,” said the denouncing prosecutor. The defendant, despite the presence of security agents, continued to use the megaphone against the institution.
Accusations of the Patria Institute
On Friday afternoon, one day after the event, the agency’s lawyer, Fernando Castiglioni, asked the Minister of Justice and Security of CABA, Marcelo D’Alessandro, to give the “pertinent explanations because witnesses who were at the scene They have bluntly stated that police officers did not show up at the scene to prevent the attacks, which lasted nearly two hours.
The self-conveners who charged against Cristina Kirchner called for Cristina Kirchner to be “giggled.” On this, the police officers did not detain them or ask for explanations and from the agency they suspect complicity or prior knowledge with the police personnel. One of the agents was even caught making a fist salute with the man who made the threats.