Thousands protest suspicious death of Argentine prosecutor with dossier on 1994 Jewish-center bombing

Thousands protest suspicious death of Argentine prosecutor with dossier on 1994 Jewish-center bombing

Thousands of Argentines gathered yet again last night at the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) center, the site of the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history, to call for justice in the case of Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the case who was found dead the day before he was to present his findings to the Argentine Congress.

Argentines have been organizing rallies calling for a thorough investigation of Nisman’s death all week, and they only appear to be growing as evidence mounts that Nisman’s death was not a suicide, but possibly a targeted killing in response to his investigation of the AMIA attack. On Wednesday, thousands gathered in front of the AMIA building, where the 1994 bombing took place, killing 85 people. Organizers demanded justice for Nisman, with one man calling him another “victim” of the attack itself. …

The group organizing the protest made clear that they believed Nisman’s account of what went on behind the scenes to cover up the AMIA bombing: namely, that the Argentine government agreed to help the organizers of the bombing skirt justice in order to secure a trade deal with Iran. In a statement on the group’s Facebook page, they state:

Alberto Nisman had managed to make the truth about the case prevail, but he was silenced forever on Monday, with a gun, the same day he was to present 300 incriminatory pages against the President of Argentina and her foreign relations minister… all this after Iran’s guilt was proven in 2006, and the guilt of an international terrorist network proven in 2013.

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