The relatives of the victims of the ARA San Juanthe submarine that sank in November 2017, requested confirmation of the prosecution against former President Mauricio Macri for illegal espionage.
The request was presented by the lawyer Valeria Carreras, representative of the victims, before the Federal Chamber of Buenos Aires, where it was argued that the former president ordered the espionage to the relatives of the crew members of the submersible ARA San Juan.
In addition, the lawyer maintains that said espionage, in addition to having been illegal, benefited the politician, who has also enjoyed various privileges during the investigation, so that the victims of the ARA San Juan They cry out for justice.
“We prove through the facts reported by the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) and that start this instruction, that the reports of 2/3/18, 4/2/18 and 4/15/18 had Macri himself as beneficiary,” Carreras said..
In addition, the lawyer argued that there was enough evidence to prosecute the former president and that, despite this, the investigation is not advancing, so they demand that the law be followed.
“Today we are in a position to affirm that the guarantees of equality before the law, nor the guarantee of an impartial judge, are not being fulfilled in the Federal Jurisdiction called Comodoro Py.”
Meanwhile, the defense of the former president headed by Pablo Lanusse, although he did not participate in the hearing that was held this Tuesday, presented a brief requesting that the prosecution against the president be revoked.
Likewise, Lanusse again pointed against Martín Bava, the judge who prosecuted Macri, and pointed out that Bava is “partial, incompetent and lacking in independence”; He also assured that the former president is a victim of political persecution..
Mauricio Macri is prosecuted for illegal espionage on the victims of the ARA San Juan
On December 1, 2021, Mauricio Macri was prosecuted for illegal espionage on the victims of the submarine since “it ordered and made possible the systematic performance of intelligence tasks expressly prohibited by Law 25,520 and its amendments.”
Said measure also included an embargo for 100 million pesos against Macri and the express prohibition of leaving the country; Despite this, the president has made several trips abroad.