BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine investigators discovered arms, bombs and flags with political insignia at a site where suspects in an anti-Semitic attack held meetings.
Located in Florencio Varela, located in the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires city, the center was headquarters for the Front for Revolutionary Action, a group related to the five people arrested last Sunday after violent anti-Semitic attacks at a public celebration to mark the 61st anniversary of Israel’s founding. The flags also bore the face of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been deeply critical of Israel in recent months.
The suspects – four men and a woman — were questioned by Judge Claudio Bonadio at a hearing Tuesday afternoon and remanded to jail. Federal prosecutor Carlos Rivolo rejected release on bond demanded by the suspects’ lawyer until completion of the investigation.
During the hearing, a group of the suspects’ supporters, part of the Front for Revolutionary Action “piquetero” movement, demonstrated for their release in front of the Comodoro Py Avenue Court building.