After knowing the federal government's verdict ratifying the former President Cristina Kirchner's prosecution for the cause of the photo books of the notebooks, the leader of the interlocutory Argentina Federal Senate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, reiterated the position of not allowing a possible request for immunity against the Senator of Unidad Ciudadana and described as "exaggeration" the request for preventive detention based on a possible risk of flight. "The former president is a senator, she has her home, she has acted as many times as she has been required, it seems to me a true absurdity, a rubbish, an excess," summed up Pichetto.
"Predicted detention is a mechanism for expected punishment, as the Supreme Court said, you can not use this instrument as a way to stop people in advance," said Pichetto during an interview on Radio Nacional after it was known that chambermembers Leopoldo Bruglia and Pablo Bertucci, who at the same time confirmed the prosecution of former President and former Kirchner officials, had failed to believe that they were missing profits as members of the "illegal union" of the businessmen who paid the bribes.
The Senator – who also maintained the doctrine of waiting for a final conviction to qualify for a persecution in Carlos Menem's case – questioned both the argument about the former President's escape and the well-known Irurzun doctrine, assuming that former government officials have still mechanisms to prevent the causes of them. "The question to be asked is what is the risk of the former president's escape … where will the president go? What is the possibility today without power with evidence that has already been collected in the education phase to be confirmed in the oral test that can prevent the investigation? "he said.
"When this is the main problem in a country, we are complicated," added Pichetto, referring to the legislative agenda in 2018, which he considered the cross in court, and although he acknowledged that there could be support for the prosecution of the former President, He stressed the appropriateness of the federal parliament's decision: "Pretrial Detention is a mechanism to re-stretch the entire scenario for the claims request."