Third person arrested in Argentina in connection with attempted assassination of Fernández de Kirchner

Argentina’s security forces have arrested a friend of Brenda Uliarte, the romantic partner of the man who attempted to assassinate the country’s vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in the vicinity of her home.

Judicial sources quoted by the Argentine newspaper ‘Clarín’ have indicated that the arrest of the woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been ordered by Judge María Eugenia Capuchetti, who has decreed the secrecy of summary proceedings.

The woman would have maintained telephone communication with Uliarte after the assassination attempt on Fernández de Kirchner. Both Uliarte and the main suspect, Fernando Sabag Montiel, were arrested and charged after the event.

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These sources have highlighted that the arrest warrant was issued after the analysis of Uliarte’s cell phone detected communications “of strong and important content” that would have been maintained hours after the assassination attempt, which has led to suspicions of his alleged link to the attack.

Likewise, agents of the Airport Security Police (PSA) carried out a series of raids in the capital, Buenos Aires, in which more cell phones, electronic devices and other elements qualified as “of interest for the case” were seized, according to ‘Clarín’.

Uliarte, 23, was accused by Capuchetti of having “planned” the assassination attempt, which had “previous agreement” between Uliarte and Sabag Montiel. Sabag Montiel was arrested after attempting to fire a gun inches away from the Argentine vice-president’s face in the vicinity of her home, an event from which Fernández de Kirchner escaped unharmed.

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