The Argentine Justice charged the Iranian pilot of a Venezuelan plane with terrorism

Gholamreza Ghasemi

The Argentine prosecutor Cecilia Incardona asked to investigate the relationship of the pilot of the Emtrasur plane, Gholamreza Ghasemi, with possible acts of terrorism. He also charged the rest of the crew members of the aircraft held in Buenos Aires, he was able to find out Infobae from judicial sources.

“With the progress of the investigative tasks carried out here, several traces emerged that impose the need to continue the investigation regarding Ghasemi Gholamreza, all the crew that depended on him, the aircraft and its cargo, in accordance with the obligations of the Argentine State to prevent and punish acts of terrorism”, says the opinion of the prosecutor.

And he adds: “Such irregular circumstances lead to inquire if the real objective of the arrival of the aircraft in our country was exclusively to transport auto parts merchandise, or if it was based on reasons other than those alleged and constitutes, eventually, an act of preparation to provide goods or money that could be used for terrorist activity, its financing or organization”.

After receiving the FBI report which confirms the direct link between the pilot of the Emtrasur plane, Gholamreza Ghasemi, with the Quds Forces, the division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard specialized in intelligence operations, and with HezbollahJudge Federico Villena ran the prosecutor’s hearing over the weekend “to define the procedural object.”

The prosecutor had already promoted the investigation last Monday, but at that time there was no concrete evidence against the crew.

Within a week, Judge Villena ordered some 60 test measurements and the file adds eight bodies. Many of them have not yet made it to court. The magistrate awaits with expectation a definitive report on the phones and tablets seized from the crew. Preliminary reports so far have not produced convincing evidence for the file. The analysis of the two “black boxes” of the plane is also pending.

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