A prosecutor committed to seeking justice for victims of Argentina’s deadliest terror attack was found dead only a day prior to presenting his case to lawmakers. Foul play is suspected.
Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who had accused Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and others of working with Iran to cover up a massive terror attack at a Jewish center 20 years ago, was found dead at his home on Sunday.
On July 18, 1994, the bloodiest terror attack in Argentina took place with the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people died and hundreds were injured.
Government officials initially said that Nisman had committed suicide, but that claim was widely challenged. Nisman, a Jew, had a promising career and was passionate in his pursuit of justice for the victims. Most recently, Kirchner reportedly acknowledged that she, too, highly doubted that Nisman had taken his own life.
Nisman, 51, was scheduled to present his case to Argentinian lawmakers on Monday. He had prepared a 300-page dossier accusing Fernandez and other senior government officials of conspiring to cover up the Iranian-Hezbollah connection to the AMIA terror attack.
By United with Israel Staff