Prosecutors demand independent probe of Argentine investigator’s death

The head of a global prosecutors group on Monday demanded an independent investigation into the death earlier this year of the Argentine prosecutor looking into the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. Alberto Nisman was found dead under unexplained circumstances in January after accusing Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, of

trying to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the 1994 bombing. Nisman was found in his apartment with a bullet in his head and a pistol by his side. Kirchner, her administration and the government of Iran have denied involvement in the attack or any subsequent cover-up. Additionally, a judge has cleared the president of the cover-up accusation. Gerhard Jarosch, the International Association of Prosecutors’ (IAP) president and a deputy chief prosecutor in Vienna, told prosecutors meeting in Zurich that Nisman’s death was one of the highest-profile recent examples of how prosecutors around the world are being threatened and sometimes losing their lives for doing their jobs.



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