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The Invention of Lying




Circa 2011

Mr. Kussman found an article in Bahí about a victim of torture in Argentina, written by journalist Diego Martinez. In this article the journalist altered the victim's (Laura Manzo) testimony. the victim's daughter, Paula Blaser,  came across a hanwritten note, written by her grandmother written more than 30 years ago, which mention two other policemen along with “…Culman or Culdman” as the responsible of her tragedy) Mr. Martinez assumed that “It must be Kussman and that Kussman is dead” Mr. Martinez didn’t check sources or facts and went onto publishing the piece.


Circa 2011

Mr. Kussman reported himself to the authorities with the intention of clarifying what he assumed is a misunderstanding. He informed about his status, stated that he is alive, current address and phone numbers.


November 28, 2014

Members of the Airports and Harbors Security Police (PSA) knock Mr. Kussman’s door and serve him a warrant. They inform him he is being arrested for causes unknown. Mr. Kussman is located in a penitentiary in Ezeiza and waits for 18 days in order to face a judge.


December 16, 2014

Mr. Kussman gives his testimony to a temporary secretary. No judge or prosecutors are present. Mr. Kussman still does not know what the charges against him are.


December 22, 2014

In his second audience, again given to a temporary secretary (Judges or prosecutors are absent) Mr. Kussman is able to see “Cliff Notes” of his case. One person’s written declaration (Mr. Miramonte) dated on 2011 names an officer Bluma as the policeman in charge of his arrest. In a second testimony, written by a prosecutor, Mr. Kussman discovers a name transmutation: Bluma now is Kussman.


January 31, 2015

Mr. Kussman has been in jail for 64 days now. The prosecutors must feel they have a weak case. They add to the first charges a new one. Now, that mysterious piece of paper mentioned by journalist Diego Martinez is added as evidence.


February 10, 2015

74 days after his arrest, Mr. Kussman faces kidnapping and torture charges based in his name metamorphosis from Mr. Miramonte’s testimony to the total fabrication of a corrupt prosecutor who changes the name Bluma to Kussman and as a “strong evidence’, a piece of paper mentioning “Culman or Culdman”  

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