Ex-Argentina President Charged with Obstructing Jewish Center Bombing Probe

[AFP] Argentina's former president Carlos Menem was charged Thursday with obstructing a probe into the 1994 bombing of a building housing Jewish charities in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded some 300. Federal Judge Ariel Lijo charged Menem with "instigating" several crimes, including concealing evidence and abuse of authority. Lijo also charged the ex-president's brother Munir Menem, former intelligence services chief Hugo Anzorregui and retired judge Juan Jose Galeano. Buenos Aires accuses Iran of having masterminded the car bombing and of using the Lebanese militant group Hizbullah to execute it.

2009-10-02 08:00:00

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