On January 19, 2015, Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who was chief investigator of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound to the head. Nisman was scheduled to testify later that day at a Congressional hearing to offer evidence that supported his previous assertion that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had conspired to cover up Iran’s role in the terrorist attack.
Authorities cannot confirm whether his death was suicide or murder. The day Nisman was found dead, President Kirchner posted a message on Facebook that claimed Nisman had committed suicide, but two days later she said that she is convinced he was murdered.
While Argentina has plunged into turbulence, the Jewish community worldwide is mourning the loss of Alberto Nisman, and urging for concrete answers. Meanwhile, the families of the 85 victims of the AMIA massacre feel that truth and justice are further away than ever before.
Join us for a brief, 30 minute conference call with Sergio Widder, Director for Latin America for the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Buenos Aires, for an exclusive update on the events that led up to Nisman’s death, the current situation on the ground in Argentina, and the work that the Wiesenthal Centre and others are doing to address it.
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