HANDOUT – Relatives of soldiers who died in an accident mourn after the submarine “Ara San Juan” with 44 sailors on board disappeared on the way from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata on the Atlantic coast. The judiciary has launched an investigation into former President Macri on allegations of espionage. Photo: — / telam / dpa – ATTENTION: Only for editorial use and only with full mention of the above credits
In addition, Macri should not leave the country for the time being. However, the 62-year-old is currently in the United States to promote his book.
The former president is accused of being responsible for illegally spying on relatives of soldiers who have had an accident. The submarine “ARA San Juan” disappeared in November 2017 with 44 seamen on board on the voyage from Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina to Mar del Plata on the Atlantic coast. A year later, the wreck of the German-made submarine was located around 500 kilometers east of the Gulf of San Jorge off the Patagonian coast at a depth of 907 meters.
After the disappearance of the “ARA San Juan”, the relatives of the sailors repeatedly organized demonstrations and demanded that the accident be fully investigated. During this time, the Argentine secret service AFI is said to have tapped the phones of family members of the missing soldiers, monitored the activities on social networks and photographed demonstrators. This secret service operation was illegal, it said in the subpoena.