Thousands marched in downtown Buenos Aires, on Saturday. demanding an answer to the still unsolved mysterious death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found with a gunshot to the head, exactly five years ago ( January 18).
But marchers just a few blocks away from the Justice palace, and concentrated in the Vatican Square had no doubt about the circumstances of the death of the prosecutor who was investigating an alleged cover up of the worst terrorist attack in Argentina, on 18 July 1994, when a Jewish community, AMIA, was blown to pieces killing 85 and injuring hundreds.
They repeatedly yelled Nisman was murdered, and blamed current vice president Cristina Kirchner for the killing calling her assassin, assassin!! They also criticized president Alberto Fernandez who a few years ago believed Nisman did not commit suicide but was killed, and now alleges circumstances are not clear and the reconstruction of the incident by criminologists was a big mess.
The march was convened by activists through the social networks, and among the many attendants included the mother and sister Nisman, Sarah Garfunkel and Sandra Nisman, plus prosecutors and members of the Argentine opposition.
The ceremony took off at 18:40 with a minute of silence, the singing of the Argentine national hymn followed by the reading by different speakers of a four page statement on the AMIA bombing and death of Nisman. Justice we will pursue, it was not suicide, it was a major assassination! was repeated by each of the speakers and echoed by the crowd. Only Argentine flags were flown and banners referred to the event and others critical of Cristina Fernandez and later trended in social networks.
As Cristina Kirchner made an impunity deal with Iran, the current president did something similar with her: they agreed on his presidential candidacy in exchange for her impunity. We see this clearly and with no surprise, how the exchange of favors has taken over because for them loyalty, that can be temporary or relative when out of office, it turns into a tight omertá when they reach power. Both want to dismount this huge political case against the vice president that is the major assassination of a public figure, which today has reached five years of impunity, said one of the passages of the declaration.
Murderer, murderer! yelled the public who also repeated Argentina without Cristina, and insisted that the accord between Cristina Kirchner and Iran, and between Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Kirchner turned Nisman into the 86th victim of the AMIA attack.
Likewise the statement underlined that in February 2015, Alberto Fernandez publicly supported, in a recording for a Netflix document, Nisman's claim of a cover up pact between Cristina Kirchner and Iran. As the president said in 2015, but now states something different, evidence was undisputable: Nisman was going to make public the accusation of the pact with Iran, and was killed.
In effect in the Netflix film Alberto Fernandez says he has strong doubts about Nisman's death circumstances, and strongly questions he committed suicide. However only recently the president stated that evidence collected does not lead to believe it was an assassination”, in other words supporting the idea of a suicide.
Similar demonstrations as that in Buenos Aires took place in different Argentine cities, and worldwide in front of many Argentine embassies, with marchers holding Argentine flags and pictures of the dead prosecutor, Nisman.