Argentinian judge: prosecutor Nisman murdered

World December 27, 2017 07:30

buenos aires - An Argentinean prosecutor who investigated a possible cover-up on a bloody terrorist attack has been killed by force. A federal judge ruled that the death of Alberto Nisman could not have been suicide.

Nisman investigated a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish center. He then accused former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her foreign minister of wanting to stop Iranian involvement in the massacre because of a lucrative trade agreement with that country. The prosecutor was found dead in 2015 before he could make a comprehensive statement to parliamentarians.

Judge Julian Ercolini concluded Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence that Nisman has not shot himself in the head. It was the first time that a judge made such a statement. Kirchner earlier claimed that the prosecutor was killed to discredit her government.

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