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Journalist who first reported Nisman's death fearing for his life arrives in Israel

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:24 UTC
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“Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” Pachter wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday. “Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” Pachter wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday.

Journalist for the Buenos Aires Damian Pachter, who left Argentina on Saturday morning after claiming he feared for his life, has confirmed that he has arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel after flying from Buenos Aires.

 “Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” he wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday. Pachter had attracted attention after using the same medium to break the news that AMIA lead prosecutor Alberto Nisman had been found dead on Sunday a week ago.

The journalist also featured in Israeli newspaper Haaretz, where in a lengthy column he detailed his reasons for abandoning Argentina so abruptly.

In the column, Pachter details what he called “the craziest 48 hours of my life,” documenting a two-day period that culminated in his fleeing from Argentina with just a backpack. The journalist described how he came to hear from an unnamed source that Nisman had died, and the reaction to his news on Twitter.

“That was the first of many sleepless nights,” he admitted in the piece.

Damian later asserts that his decision to leave Argentina was motivated by a call from the “source”, who told him that he was being followed and that he should leave Buenos Aires City “immediately”.

After catching a bus from Retiro (Buenos Aires railway station) and a mysterious encounter with the source in an unnamed locality, Pachter decides to leave the country altogether and heads straight to the airport.

He later reveals that from Aeroparque he made his way to Montevideo, Uruguay; then on to Madrid, Spain, before a third flight took him to the Israeli city.

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  • EscoSes Doido

    'Safe' ?

    Jan 26th, 2015 - 11:37 am 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Outside S.A., almost everywhere is safer.

    Jan 26th, 2015 - 12:39 pm 0
  • paulcedron

    the ba herald is not the prestigious newspaper it used to be, when it was managed by graham yooll or robert cox.
    its decline started when the ultra-officialist & zionist szpolski bought it.
    to understand who the fuck is this son of a bitch szpolski, read this article, you ignorant isleters:

    now, it is part of the group amfin, another kirchenerista group.
    so it is really weird that a journo from this group would do something against kirchner.

    now, the reaction of the government, making public private information about this guy, clearly shows what this fucking government does with the journalists who do not lick their boots.

    if you are a lameculos del gobierno, they offer you el oro y el moro, ie victor hugo morales.
    if you try to be independent, they threaten you in any way.

    Jan 26th, 2015 - 01:27 pm 0
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