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Gendarmerie report says Nisman was beaten and drugged by two attackers who then staged his suicide

Wednesday, November 8th 2017 - 07:10 UTC
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Nisman was found dead with a shot to his head, after filing a report accusing Cristina Kirchner and others of high-ranking Iranian officials cover up Nisman was found dead with a shot to his head, after filing a report accusing Cristina Kirchner and others of high-ranking Iranian officials cover up
The report says that the anesthetic Ketamine was found in Nisman's body, along with evidence consistent with a physical altercation including a broken septum The report says that the anesthetic Ketamine was found in Nisman's body, along with evidence consistent with a physical altercation including a broken septum
The 1994 van bombing of the building of the AMIA, left 85 people dead and 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind in Argentina The 1994 van bombing of the building of the AMIA, left 85 people dead and 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind in Argentina

A new report summarizing the findings of an Argentina police probe into the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, who accused Argentina's government of covering up Iranian involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994, has determined that the prosecutor was murdered.

 The report by the country’s border police agency, Gendarmerie, released in the Buenos Aires media, bases its conclusions on new evidence and directly contradicts the findings of a federal police investigation which determined that Nisman had committed suicide.

The findings of the report were first reported by the news site Infobe in September.

Nisman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head days after filing a report accusing Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other figures close to the government of protecting high-ranking Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation in exchange for oil and other trade benefits.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner denies accusations of a government cover-up or any wrongdoing and says the case is politically motivated.

The Gendarmerie report says that Nisman was beaten and drugged by two attackers who then staged his suicide, noting that other experts involved in a string of previous probes never found any traces of gunpowder on Nisman's hands.

The report says that the anesthetic Ketamine was found in Nisman's body, along with evidence consistent with a physical altercation including a broken septum and blows to his hip and other areas.

The 1994 van bombing of the building of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation, or AMIA, left 85 people dead and 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind in Argentina.

In 2013, Cristina Fernandez Kirchner tried to form a “truth commission” with Iran to jointly investigate the bombing. Nisman claimed the truth commission was intended to help get Interpol arrest warrants dropped against five Iranian suspects as a step toward normalizing bilateral relations.

Nisman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head just hours before he was due to testify at a Congressional hearing.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • golfcronie

    God, first names with that EVIL bitch CFK. Obviously the federal police were ordered to say “ suicide ” by the EVIL bitch. Seriously do we in the western world believe what happens in these third world countries, they are always economical with the truth. How long has it been since he died? years and no definitive answer. Typical South American shenanigans.

    Nov 08th, 2017 - 11:14 am +2
  • Marti Llazo

    “...drugged by two attackers who then staged his suicide...”

    The apex of human rights progress in CFK's Argentina.

    Nov 08th, 2017 - 01:55 pm +2
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “Nisman was [murdered] after filing a report accusing Argentine President Cristina Kirchner...”

    BK: “Personally I think its quite likely he was killed, not by Cristina but by her enemies”

    So if he'd testified against CFK wouldn't that have helped CFK's enemies? So why would they want to kill him? Occam's razor says your theory makes too many unreasonable claims to be probable. The simplest explanation is usually the correct one: He was going to testify against CFK and she wanted to stop him doing that.

    So, if you want to make an extraordinary claim beyond the simplest explanation you will need extraordinary evidence. Have you got that? No. So you are proposing a conspiracy theory based on wishful thinking.

    Lets me turn it around so you may get a sense of how ridiculous you sound:

    A: Personally I think its quite likely Maldonado was killed, not by Macri but by his enemies.

    B: He was a non-swimmer who drowned.

    A: More like the modus operandi of his enemies.

    Nov 08th, 2017 - 07:33 pm +2
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