Wednesday , April 21 2021

Tagliapietra will ask to meet with Judge Marta Yañez – Télam

Luis Tagliapietra, the father of Corvette Lieutenant and crew member of ARA San Juan Alejandro Tagliapietra, told Telam that on his return to Argentina "he will request a meeting with Judge (Marta) Yañez to talk about his activity in Buenos Aires," because he indicated that , for him, "has no logical basis" and "eliminates the transparency of research".

The judge traveled yesterday for a few hours to the Argentine capital, where she met with Defense Minister Oscar Aguad, whom she consulted about when she will receive the report that will raise the Consultative Committee created especially for the case of the sunken submarine.

He also met with Navy officials, who gave him the first images received by the Argentine state of Seabed Constructor; and with members of the Special Commission of Bicameral Investigation on the Disappearance, Search and Submarine Rescue Operations.

Tagliapietra travels to Cape Town (South Africa) aboard the Seabed Constructor, the ship that found ARA San Juan and reported the discovery in the early hours of Saturday, November 17. He does this on behalf of the divers's relatives.
Tagliapietra, who is also a lawyer for one of the three complaints in which the relatives of the submarines are unified, said it was "surprising" that Judge Yañez "had had so many private meetings, even if they were not secret."

Tagliapietra read on board the Seabed Constructor the interview with the judge that Télam published this morning and referred to Yañez's visit to Buenos Aires: "The private meetings were remarkable for me, they may not be secret, but the difference between private and secret is almost null because it can not legally frame them in any procedural matter ".

"I trust Télam's note, where she (for Yañez) says she was personally receiving the photos, but she did not have to go to Buenos Aires for that," said the lawyer, adding that "the legal instrument to achieve this is work" .

"He could have asked the Navy to send him the images immediately, and he could have done the same to consult Minister Aguad when he would receive the report of the Consultative Committee" investigating the sinking of the submarine.

"The meeting with the Bicameral Commission is different because they are investigating the same thing, and I even see well that they can reach a consensus and work as a team," he said.

Nonetheless, he understood that such meetings "reduce the transparency of the investigation because, if the meeting is about procedural matters, he must have notified the complaints and the complaints were not notified" of those meetings.

"And if the meetings were personal in nature, it is very irregular because a judge has to maintain asepsis in relation to all parties," he added.

Asked by Télam about the actions he intends to take on his return to Argentina from Cape Town, Tagliapietra explained that he will meet for the first time with his partner and his collaborators.

"I want to see all the details, then I go to the court of Caleta Olivia and ask for a meeting with the judge, and everything will depend on it," he concluded.

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