Argentina Prosecutor Claims Alberto Nisman Was Murdered
The mysterious death of a special prosecutor in Argentina continues to rock the Latin American nation.
Appeals Court prosecutor Ricardo Sáenz presented a statement to Buenos Aires' Criminal Appeals Court early Thursday saying that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor of the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) bombing in Buenos Aires, "has been the victim of homicide."
Nisman was found dead in his home last year hours before appearing before Congress to explain his accusations against then-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. On January 14, 2015, Nisman had accused Fernández de Kirchner and other government officials of concealing Iran's alleged role in the 1994 AMIA bombing, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds, in an attempt to restore international trade relations. Days later, Nisman was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his apartment, just hours before his scheduled congressional appearance.