ADL Calls for Renewed Action and Investigation After Acquittals in Argentine Bombing
New York, NY, September 3, 2004… Following the acquittal of five people accused of assisting in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) renewed its call for the government of Argentina to fully investigate the bombings and prosecute those responsible and requested that the League be informed on how the government will proceed with the investigation.
The following is the text of a letter to Argentine President Néstor Carlos Kirchner from Barbara B. Balser, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director:
In light of the acquittal in the case of the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, we again urge you to mobilize your Government to fully investigate and prosecute those responsible for theses deaths.
As we stated in our letter to you on the 10th anniversary of the bombing, we continue to be frustrated that the perpetrators of the heinous attack have not been brought to justice.
We have been encouraged by your commitment to spare no effort until justice is served for the 86 people who were killed and the hundreds that were wounded on that tragic day in July 1994.
We would welcome a response on how your Government intends to proceed with this investigation following these recent developments.
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