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Argentina’s ex-president on trial over alleged Jewish centre bombing cover up

Cristina Fernandez accused of concealing the role of Iran in Argentina's worst terror attack which killed 85 people

Firefighters and rescue workers search through the rubble of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community centre in  July 1994.
Firefighters and rescue workers search through the rubble of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community centre in July 1994.

Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez will face trial for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish centre.

The decision by a federal judge was announced Monday by Argentina’s official CIJ Judicial Information Center.

Eleven other former officials and people close to Fernandez’s government will also go on trial on charges of cover-up and abuse of power.

The trial date has not been determined.

Fernandez denies any wrongdoing or involvement in any cover-up involving Argentina’s worst terror attack.

The 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires killed 85 people and wounded hundreds more.

The judge is backing an assertion by a former prosecutor investigating the case who said a 2013 government agreement with Iran ensured Iranians involved in the attack would escape prosecution.

Cristina Fernandez
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