Mysterious Argentina prosecutor death controversy still rages

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Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment on the eve of his testimony on an investigation he was conducting against the current Argentinian president. Much about the case conflicts with the official narrative that Nisman committed suicide. These details weren’t revealed by authorities. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Controversy of mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor still rages

Controversy of mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor still rages

Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment on the eve of his testimony on an investigation he was conducting against the current Argentinian president. Much about the case conflicts with the official narrative that Nisman committed suicide. These details weren't revealed by authorities. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Highlights:

  • Alberto Nisman had been investigating the 1994 bombings of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, along with the Israeli Embassy there just two years earlier.
  • Those attacks left more than 100 people dead.
  • Nisman had been preparing to testify before a Congressional panel to present evidence said to link Iranian officials to the attacks
  • Nisman was set to allege that Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner blocked an investigation against Iran in exchange for energy concessions.
  • Argentina’s President denied the accusations.
  • Authorities in Argentina haven’t released the full results of an autopsy carried out on Alberto Nisman’s body.
  • Independent forensic tests by an investigation team hired by Nisman’s ex-wife are said to prove the prosecutor did not commit suicide and that his body had been moved.
  • The man leading the independent investigation is considered to be Argentina’s top forensic expert.