Last July 21, Claudio Herzo He reached the door of Pateria Institute with a megaphone and two posters. “Now it’s time to hang”Rodriguez shouted to Pea. The message was addressed to Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – who faced an assassination attempt a month later. at the door of his house. After Herz declined to testify last week, Federal Judge Daniel Rafekas arranged this tuesday prosecutor for the offenses of Threat and incitement to mass violence With a restriction to 400.00 pesos. Herz will not undergo the procedure in preventive detention.
Harz arrived that afternoon with a white camisole and a megaphone, which made him the most visible person of a small group that had gathered to stage a violent demonstration with the distinctive sign of intimidation. “They have little time left: we’re going to kill them allHertz shouted. ,We’re going to look for them with machine guns to destroy them this time and hang them”, He added. ,Now it’s your turn to hang, there is only one way to get rid of you, all your companions, your son and all the garbage that rules over us., That’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to kick your ass out.”
Complaint against Hertz
Four days after the escratch—and after the images surfaced—, Prosecutor Monica Kunaro He filed a complaint in ordinary justice so that the incident could be investigated. It warned that one of the city’s police officers – who should, in theory, stop violence against the CFK-founded institution – was greeting one of the protesters in a friendly manner. That he was part of the group in Rodriguez Pea who shouted and threw garbage in front of the building.
The investigation was initially in the hands of Judge Manuel de Campos and prosecutor Lionel Gómez Barbella, who requested Herz’s search and arrest. The Federal Police (PFA) found that Herz lived in a hotel room at 3000 Moreno Street. When they searched him, they found several cardboards anti-vaccination proclamation,
Patria Institute representative Fernando Castiglioni filed a complaint in the federal courts. In the end de Campos ended up sending the case to Rafekas, who last week investigated Herz and now ordered his trial. Federal judge also re-searches Harz’s home He ordered the PFA’s Forensic Technology Department to examine the phone and the flash drive. Those studies are not yet complete. They can be important because they can shed light on how the protest was organized.
Call for “mass violence”
“I understand that the conduct displayed by Herz has sufficient entity and suitability to cause a state of alarm and fear in the recipient of threats”Rafecus wrote. “It should be taken into account The horror of the violence of the phrases used and the person appointed to speak them was installed at the Pateria Institute, one of the places where the Vice President of the nation performs his duties, to ensure that he is is heard, That they comply with such intimidation, taking into account that they were also enhanced through the effective use of megaphones,” the magistrate said.
“There is no doubt that the content of the expressions under analysis, in addition to having a spontaneous violent connotation, Allow unspecified persons to refer to a specific public call by the accused to cause ‘gang violence’ against a group of people and institutions, without prejudice to the fact that the accused actually achieves his goal,” Rafekas pointed out.
Threats to CFK and escape, past climate for attempted assassination
CFK—which is the plaintiff in this case—referred escratch to the Patria Institute as part of a long list of violent acts in which she was a victimFrom the man who pelted stones at his congressional office in March, with posters bearing his face and the label of a murderer, Fernando Sabag Montiel firing centimeters from his face on September 1. It was all part of the environment that arose, he said, in the heat of the Vialidad trial in which prosecutors Diego Luciani and Sergio Molla They accused him of leading an illicit relationship and demanded twelve years in prison and lifelong disqualification.
the day before, Argentina Revealed that even in the last 21 July performance References to the Federal Revolution attended by Jonathan Morrell -the ultra-right group that emerged last May and which usually goes with the guillotine and lights a torch in protest-. Images published by agency Telam Too They show Morrell with the megaphone—the element with which Raphaeus understood that Herz made sure his threats reached CFK’s ears—, Currently, prosecutor Gerardo Polisita is entrusted with the investigation of the Federal Revolution after Chambermaid. mariano lorence Said that if this group was involved in the attempt to assassinate CFK, it is not appropriate to investigate at the moment.