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the police arrest the companion of the assailant of Cristina Kirchner

Messages of support left at the residence of Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner in Buenos Aires on September 3, 2022.

The Argentine police arrested and placed in custody, Sunday, September 4 in the evening in Buenos Aires, the companion of the man who attacked, Thursday, the vice-president of the country, Cristina Kirchner.

According to judicial sources quoted by several Argentine media, including the official Telam news agency, the young woman was arrested in a train station in the Palermo district, on the order of the magistrate co-in charge of the investigation into the attempted attack.

Aged 23, she was interviewed in the days following the attack by televisions evoking the suspect, her friend Fernando André Sabag Montiel, who was arrested on the spot. She had expressed her surprise and said that she would never have thought him capable of such an act, and that if he complained ” like everyone “ of the economy, he had never mentioned Vice-President Kirchner “aggressively”.

She had also declared that she had not seen him for forty-eight hours before the events. Analysis of CCTV footage would in fact have shown that she had been with him on the day of the attack, 1er September, according to sources close to the investigation quoted by the media.

“Preparatory Events”

Thursday evening, while Mme Kirchner was mingling with supporters outside her home, a man approached her and pointed a gun at her head, point blank. For some unknown reason, no shot was fired even though the weapon, loaded, had been activated, assured shortly after the president, Alberto Fernandez.

The 35-year-old assailant is of Brazilian nationality, but has lived in Argentina since childhood. The man, whose motives are unknown at this stage, has not made a statement since his arrest. On photos of his Instagram account, he appeared wearing many tattoos, some of which (a black sun, a cross resembling the iron cross) associated with Nazi symbolism.

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On Sunday, one of Cristina Kirchner’s lawyers, Gregorio Dabon, estimated that the respondent ” n / A[vait] not act alone because there were preparatory events to the assassination attempt”.

“There were other people who were aware of this situation, no doubt”declared Mr. Dalbon on the television channel C5N, without however advancing elements supporting this thesis. “I think there will be more [d’accusés] because I understand that he did not act alone”he insisted.

Furthermore, he added that other people involved ” not[’étaien]t not public figures, they are like this boy”appearing to discredit the thesis of a major conspiracy.

A “marginal”

Gregorio Dalbon further stated that he would ask that “be heard to explain his statements” some “Mario”. Shortly after the attack, this Mario said on television that he had been friends with the suspect since adolescence, described him as a “marginal”a little lost since the death of his mother, and said to himself “convinced that his intention was to kill” Mme Kirchner. He also said he had not seen the suspect for ten months, when he was looking for a weapon.

The lawyer also confirmed that a complaint would be formally filed on Monday on behalf of Kirchner, so that as a civil party she has access to the file, and can follow the results, suggest clues, experts, or “to appeal resolutions that would harm him”.

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The attack on Kirchner, 69, a figurehead of the Peronist left, and still influential in the country’s politics seven years after his departure from the presidency, gave rise to demonstrations bringing together tens of thousands of people in a country in shock and plagued by a wave of international condemnation.

The World with AFP

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