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Argentinian court throws out case against President Kirchner

A federal appeals court in Argentina has thrown out a case that accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of orchestrating a deal to cover up the alleged role of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre.

The court’s decision today upholds the decision of federal Judge Daniel Rafecas, who in February threw out the case saying it was not strong enough to warrant an investigation. His ruling was appealed against by prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita.

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman made the accusations against Ms Kirchner on January 14, and four days later he was found shot dead in his bathroom.

Mr Nisman’s mysterious death, which has not been solved, has rocked the South American country.

Ms Kirchner has denied Mr Nisman’s allegations, and her administration has struggled to handle fallout from his death.

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