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Found dead prosecutor who denounced Argentina president for covering up Iran

Monday, January 19th 2015 - 06:45 UTC
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“I can leave this dead” said Nisman at Clarín last Saturday “I can leave this dead” said Nisman at Clarín last Saturday

The body of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found in the bathroom of his apartment in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Puerto Madero late on Sunday.

 The body of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found in the bathroom of his apartment in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Puerto Madero late on Sunday.

 Nisman, who was expected to take part in a closed-door hearing in Congress on Monday to reveal the details of explosive allegations that involved President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, was found minutes before midnight.

 Nisman reportedly committed suicide, according to sources, who say he was found in a pool of blood. That information has yet to be confirmed.

 Nisman, who was appointed 10 years ago by the by the president’s late husband Nestor Kirchner, had revealed to some members of the opposition that he was ready to appear at the congressional hearing with more documents to back his allegations.

 Nisman had accused Fernandez de Kirchner of ordering impunity for the Iranian suspects in the 1994 AMIA attack in order to boost trade with Tehran. According to Nisman, Argentina wanted to import oil and export grains Iran.

 Government allies had been pushing for today’s congressional hearing to be open to the public. (BAH)

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • LEPRecon

    Conveniently found dead the day prior to showing evidence against Argentina's corrupt regime.

    I wonder if this 'suicide' is the next step in this governments slippery slide towards complete dictatorship. I mean, didn't Putin's rivals often conveniently commit 'suicide' too? Those that he couldn't fit up on corruption charges. I wonder if Cristina is following in her 'buddies' shoes.

    There is definitely something 'rotten' in the state of Argentina right now.

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 07:22 am 0
  • brasherboot

    SAys it all about the currupt government in Argentina.

    We should significantly militarise the Falklands. With nuclear weapons if need be.

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 07:25 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    @2 brasherboot

    The UK doesn't have land based nuclear weapons they're all on submarines. However, any nuclear armed submarine could easily reach Argentina no matter where it was in the world. And according to the paranoid Argentine President the UK keeps on parked off the coast of Argentina anyway! ;D

    But I believe that a Type 45 destroyer has been sent to patrol around the Falklands for a while, which will no doubt send the Argentines screaming to the UN to complain about the UK's 'Death Stars' militarising the South Atlantic.

    However, as I stated in my previous post this 'suicide' is far too convenient. Hopefully whatever evidence Mr Nisman found against CFK can still be presented. However if it has all conveniently 'disappeared' then there is definitely a conspiracy going on.

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 07:38 am 0
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