Sure you remember the scandal in which Top Gear was wrapped a year ago, in Argentina. The crew was filming a special in Argentina, where the british trio are headed to Patagonia with three supercars for a number of its usual challenges. The license plate of the Porsche 928 that Clarkson was driving – H982 FKL – was interpreted as a reference to the british victory in the Falklands war in 1982. This sat very badly with the locals, to the point that Top Gear had to flee the country.
The media power of Top Gear was huge all over the world, and the spark that fired on the Internet ended up affecting the crew on the ground
Under constant threats and attacks – to the point of being stoned his convoy – Top Gear ran away as he could from Argentina. What curious topic, that producers and equipment perjura ad nauseum, is that the plate of the Porsche he was a complete chance, without intention to make a dent in the sensitive matter of the Falklands. While Top Gear was filming in Argentina, they decided to replace the license plate of the Porsche on the other – false, of course – with the aim of avoiding additional problems when it all went downhill.
apparently, Clarkson could face up to three years in jail in Argentina, under Article 289 of the argentine Criminal Code, which calls for 6 months to three years in prison for anyone who “falsify, alter, or delete numbering of an object registered according to the Law“. This includes, obviously, the counterfeiting of license plates. I don’t have training in Law, and I don’t know the argentine legislation, but it causes me a suspicion that is applicable to foreign vehicles, driven by people foreign.
few months Ago Clarkson also offended to Spain with a harsh criticism SEAT and the Spanish people.
This enrollment forged was sighted by the veteran of the War of the Falklands – which Argentina lost in 1982 – Osvaldo Hillar, on the Porsche 928 Top Gear abandoned in their flight. The veteran took the case in the courts of the city of Ushuaia, in Patagonia. The investigating judge Maria Cristina Barrionuevo was in charge of bringing the case before the national courts, but the request of criminal prosecution was dismissed by three judges of the state courts.
After several debates government in the city of Rio Grande – and at the request of the State Prosecutor, Daniel Curtale – the judges have annulled its decision, and have left the case arrives to the national courts. Thrive, Clarkson could face three years in jail in Argentina, with the aggravating factor of having caused a “humiliation to the people of Argentina”, in the words of the judge. The outcome of this trial is still unknown, but Jeremy Clarkson sleeps quietly in his british home.
The presenter knows that despite the existence of conventions of extradition between the Uk and Argentina, a multitude of requests for extradition have been denied, hiding behind the current situation for human rights in Argentina. Just in case, I recommend Clarkson not to go back to step Argentina in a few years…
Source: The Telegraph