Argentina's Jewish communities still shocked after learning of the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, announced that a ceremony calling for 'truth and justice' has been scheduled for this Wednesday to demand for the “complete clarification of the circumstances” surrounding the prosecutor’s death.
The two organizations, AMIA and DAIA said the ceremony will be held at the site of the AMIA, Wednesday at 6:30pm.
In the aftermath of the finding of Nisman’s body, both organizations stated that they stood “with Nisman’s family” and highlighted the prosecutor’s “permanently open attitude” as well as his “receptiveness to all kind of elements” that sought to collaborate in the investigating of the 1994 AMIA attack.
“His sudden death is a high-impact blow for the case,” expressed the statement signed by head of DAIA Julio Schlosser, and AMIA President Leonardo Jmelnitzky. In the text, they also called for the continuity of the AMIA Prosecutors’ Unit, asking that the special prosecutor Nisman’s death not become the death of the cause that left 85 dead and hundreds injured.”
DAIA’s Secretary General Jorge Knoblovits expressed concern the death would cause the case to “go back several years” saying Nisman’s death may cause a new delay “after 22 years without justice.”
Julio Schlosser, head of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations, characterized Nisman’s death as a “catastrophe” and stated that “the bomb at AMIA has exploded again.”
The dismay was also felt around the world. The American Jewish Committee (AJC) expressed its “shock.”
In a press statement, the organization claimed that “Argentina’s Jewish community has suffered another mortal blow in the 21-year pursuit of justice.”