Argentina: Alberto Nisman Death Found to be Murder

A team of 28 experts has concluded in a 14 September 2017 report that Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered on 18 January 2015 by a gunshot to the head and did not die by suicide as claimed by Argentine authorities. Nisman was the Special Prosecutor in the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Centre. On 15 January 2015 Nisman had filed a criminal complaint accusing Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Héctor Marcos, then President and Foreign Minister of Argentina, of attempting to shift blame for the bombing. He was scheduled to give evidence to Congress about that accusation on 19 January 2015. The criminal complaint was dismissed on 26 February 2015 on the grounds that there was not enough evidence to open a court investigation of the complaint. LRWC had written letters to the government ofArgentina urging the appointment of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the murder and rejecting suicide as the explanation. LRWC also urged an investigation of the state’s failure to provide protective measures in spite of the fact of death threats made against Nisman. LRWC letters (Gavin Magrath) can be viewed here.