Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was pursuing a case against President Cristina Kirchner when he was killed in January. Nisman accused Kirchner of “shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre.” The bombing killed 85 people, the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history. Al Jazeera reports that Nisman was “found dead in his bathroom on January 18, on the eve of congressional hearings where he was due to present his accusations against Kirchner.” Nisman was 51.
Nisman’s ex-wife, Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, has commissioned a probe into his death which was initially deemed a suicide. Salgado says Nisman was “assassinated.” Salgado is also mother of Nisman’s two children. On March 8 (7pm, CBS), Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes interviews the man who gave Nisman the gun that was used in the killing.
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