Alberto Nisman death: Crowd calls for justice at funeral of Argentine prosecutor

The nation is demanding answers about his death shortly before he was due to reveal an alleged cover-up about the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre

Alberto Nisman was found dead at his Puerto Madero home
Alberto Nisman was found dead at his Puerto Madero home

Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor whose death brought crisis to Argentina’s highest political office, was buried today. “Justice, justice,” was shouted by many as his funeral procession travelled through Buenos Aires.

The nation is demanding answers about his death shortly before he was due to reveal an alleged cover-up about the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre. His burial at the Tablada Jewish Cemetery will not end the suspicion that Mr Nisman was killed to silence him.

On Wednesday, a private wake for Mr Nisman was marred when protesters damaged a wreath sent by the office of Attorney General Alejandra Gils Carbó, while some people threw stones outside.

A protester pulls the ribbon from a wreath sent by the Attorney General to mark Alberto Nisman’s funeral in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mr Nisman’s long-term aide, Diego Lagomarsino, who may have been the last person to see the prosecutor alive, has said he gave Mr Nisman a gun just hours before he was shot in his apartment, because Mr Nisman could no longer trust his bodyguards and “feared for the safety of his daughters”.

Mr Lagomarsino said: “I told him, ‘Look this [gun] is old… I don’t know if you will be able to protect yourself with it’. He said to me: ‘Don’t worry, it’s to have in the glove box just in case a crazy person with a stick comes up and says I am a traitor’.”

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