The federal court allowed for the release of Sergio Schoklender, former attorney for the Foundations of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, on Thursday. He was detained for allegedly mismanaging the use of public funds while working with the foundation. The name of the programme in question was “Shared Dreams.”
Schoklender began a hunger strike days ago to protest his prosecution.
The judge presiding over the case, Norberto Oyarbide, determined that there was no risk of Schoklender obstructing an investigation of the case. The potential of him being a flight risk was also dismissed.
“It is not enough to simply have a prognosis about the possibility that the accused would impede the course of the investigation, but on the contrary, it must be demonstrated in what conditions (the investigation would be impeded),” the court ruled.
Schoklender, as well as his younger brother Pablo and his former partner Alejandro Gotkin, were jailed for the second time on 15th February for the belief, as expressed by Oyarbide, that they were involved in a conspiracy that was taking funds away from social housing projects.
Gotkin and the younger Schoklender were released last Tuesday.
Schoklender previously gained notoriety for being convicted of the murder of his parents in 1981.