Jewish rights groups organized acts in several Argentine cities on Monday to mark the first anniversary of prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death. Nisman was found dead in his apartment with a bullet to his head. At the time he was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people.
The events included marches in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Parana and San Luis.
Vice-President Gabriela Michetti and Security Minister Patricia Bullrich attended the act in Buenos Aires, along with city officials.
Organizers read a letter written by Nisman’s daughters Iara and Kala, who met new President Mauricio Macri at his private residence over the weekend.
Nisman’s daughters did not attend the Buenos Aires event, but his mother, Sara Garfunkel, was present, along with hundreds of people who chanted: “We want justice.”
The prosecutor was found dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18, 2015 with a bullet to his head. At the time he was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people.
Authorities have not determined Nisman committed suicide or was killed, as some have asserted. No one has been convicted in the case.
Shortly before his death, Nisman had presented a claim against then-president Cristina Fernandez for an alleged cover up in the attack on the Jewish community center. She denied the charges.
Macri has now since ordered the declassification of files related to Nisman’s death.
The Macri government’s foreign and security ministries on Dec. 18 reiterated Argentina’s interest in retaining international arrest orders enforced by Interpol for three Iranians accused of involvement in the bombing.
Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told reporters during the Buenos Aires event that Argentine law allows it to try the men in absentia.
Ricardo Saenz, a fellow prosecutor of Nisman, said during the ceremony that retaining the international arrest orders was “essential” to solving the crime.
By: Ana Mano, AP
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