Alberto Nisman had arrest warrant for Argentina’s President when found dead

Alberto Nisman, 51, was found dead in his apartment on January 18 with a single gunshot wound to the head and no suicide note. It was hours before he was due to testify to Congress about the President’s role in allegedly covering up details of a 1994 bombing at a Jewish centre which killed 85 people and injured 200.

Lead investigator in the case of Mr Nisman’s death Viviana Fein confirmed the 26-page draft document calling for the arrest of President Kirchner and foreign minister Hector Timerman was found in the rubbish at Mr Nisman’s apartment.

Political analyst Sergio Berensztein told The New York Times the warrant would have “provoked a crisis without precedents” in the country.

“It would have been a scandal on a level previously unseen,” he said.

Before his death, Mr Nisman was responsible for investigating who was behind the 1994 bombings at the Jewish centre. He had filed a 289-page criminal complaint against the President and key supporters including the foreign minister, accusing them of protecting former Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Jewish Mutual Association.

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