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An Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Kirchner of covering up Iran’s involvement in the country’s worst ever terrorist attack has been found dead, hours before he was due to present his evidence in parliament.
Alberto Nisman, 51, had spent the past decade investigating the 1994 bombings of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, which killed 85 people.
Two years ago he began working on a 300-page dossier – due to be presented to a parliamentary committee on Monday afternoon – which used extensive wiretaps to unravel the mystery of the attack at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building (AMIA), for which no one has ever been convicted.
He knew that the revelations in his dossier were going to cause a huge outcry. The stridently anti-Kirchner newspaper Clarin said that he had told one of their reporters on Wednesday: “I could be dead by the end of this.”
Iran has long been suspected as being behind the bombings, and last week Mr Nisman accused Ms Kirchner and several of her governmental colleagues of whitewashing Iranian involvement, in order to secure much-needed oil deliveries.