Friday 01 July 2022

Princess Maxima’s father faces new charges in Argentina

The father of princess Maxima is facing new charges in connection with the disappearance of an Argentinian man during the junta period, news agency ANP reports on Wednesday.


Dutch lawyers representing the relatives of Samuel Leonardo Slutzky, who vanished in 1977, says charges are now possible following changes to the Dutch law.
The public prosecution department is examining the case, website nu.nl reports.
Zorreguieta was agriculture minister between 1976 and 1981, when Argentina was ruled by a military junta. Thousands of people disappeared during military rule. Zorreguieta has always denied knowing about the disappearances.
His role in Argentina led to him being barred from his daughter’s wedding to crown prince Willem-Alexander in 2002. Since then, however, he has been invited to attend the christening of his three granddaughters.

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