May 20, 2013
AMIA renews claim for justice on 18th anniversary of bombing
During the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing at the AMIA Argentine Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, the entity’s president Guillermo Borger restated the claim for justice for the victims of the 1994 terrorist attack.
“While remembering those who died in the attack is important, we must emphasise the claim for justice.
“85 dead and more than 600 injured continue to demand justice and they cannot rest in peace,” Borger said today, during this morning’s ceremony.
Borger emphasized his support for the investigation being carried out by public prosecutor Alberto Nisman on the “international connection” to the attack.
Furthermore, a demand was made to Interpol asking for “the international capture request to be put into effect” against Iran citizens, also criticizing the court systems for not supporting Argentina’s justice system.
At the same time, the head of the Argentine Jewish centre also criticized the Federal Court for not setting a date for the trial in the investigation into a “local connection” to the attack.
Likewise, Borger demanded the case investigating “concealment” of the crime, to be opened “swiftly.”
The event marking 18 years since the Jewish community centre bombing took place today with only the president of the entity as the main speaker, in President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Mayor Mauricio Macri's absence.
The ceremony began this morning, where at 9.53 am a siren was rung, marking the time the attack took place in 1994, at the building along Pasteur 633.
The names of the 85 victims of the terrorist attack were being read out before an audience of family, friends of those who died and passers-by in Once neighbourhood.
Later, 85 candles were lit and roses laid in memory of the bombing victims, however this year speeches by family members were not given.