Prosecutor’s Death Raises Suspicions From Argentina to Iran

Prosecutor’s Death Raises Suspicions From Argentina to Iran
A demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Spanish “I am Nisman” during a protest sparked by the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 19, 2015 (AP photo by Rodrigo Abd).

First came the accusation that sent shockwaves from Argentina to Iran. Then came the news that the man who leveled the charges was dead.

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman always knew his life was at risk, but the drama that marked the final few days of his life ensures that his death will remain—probably forever—the subject of intrigue, suspicion and mistrust.

Nisman died this week, but the last chapter in his relentless quest to seek justice in the deadliest terrorist attack in Argentine history has produced at least one outcome that he would find gratifying: It has rekindled interest in what occurred in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, despite efforts by the current government to put the deadly events in the past even if no one has been brought to justice.

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