Alberto Fernández changing stance on Nisman and casts doubt on his murder

To half of 2018, the argentine Justice ruled that Alberto Nisman was murdered. The Federal Chamber of Buenos Aires, a court of second instance, it considered pr

Alberto Fernández changing stance on Nisman and casts doubt on his murder

To half of 2018, the argentine Justice ruled that Alberto Nisman was murdered. The Federal Chamber of Buenos Aires, a court of second instance, it considered proven that the prosecutor was shot in the head in the bathroom of his home on January 18, 2015. He linked the crime to his work at the forefront of the investigation of the bombing against the mutual jewish AMIA that caused 85 deaths in 1994, and the complaint alleged cover-up against then president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, but found no suspects. Part of the argentina society distrusted that ruling, to which is now added the country's president, Alberto Fernandez. "The accumulated evidence does not give rise to think that there was a murder," Fernandez said on Wednesday the newspaper Clarín.

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Its position was away from the one he had in 2017, when he was interviewed for the miniseries documentary The prosecutor, the president and the spy, newly released on Netfix. "Until the day of today I doubt that he has committed suicide", he says before the camera. Five years of the death of Nisman, the film reopens the controversy around a case that divides the argentines and that will not have ceased to circulate conspiracy theories.

One of the evidence, that the Justice had determined that it was a homicide was the expertise of the Gendarmerie, the police force military of Argentina, challenged today by the peronist Government. Fernández argues that "appears to lack any scientific rigor". The minister of Security, Sabina Frederic, has gone even further and asked for their review, which has generated harsh criticism from opponents as its predecessor, the macrista Patricia Bullrich, and the relatives of the victim.

Shortly after the death of Nisman, thousands of people took to the streets to demand justice and blamed Fernández de Kirchner for the alleged crime, but Justice has not found evidence to support this accusation. For the president, she was "the only aggrieved" by the death of the prosecutor, and believed that to exclude them from any participation in the same. "I'm a lawyer and in front of a death like that, I always allow myself to doubt. However, I always said that doubt led me to affirm the theory of the novel police: 'Tell me who benefits from the crime and I'll tell you who the murderer is," says Fernandez.

When he was interviewed for the documentary of the british Justin Webster, Fernandez was fought with the exmandataria, who had turned away after renouncing the leadership of ministers in 2008. Reconstructs the conversation she had with Nisman, after the complaint, in which he raised doubts about the "supporting evidence" of this.

In a first moment, the complaint Nisman was shelved for lack of evidence, but months after the investigation was reopened and it is one of the court cases that corner to the now vice president of argentina.

The documentary reconstructs the last days of Nisman, and is immersed in the investigation into the attack which focused the work of the prosecutor since 2004 and brings 25 years away. The tape has returned to put in the foreground the politicization surrounding his death and the questions about what happened in your apartment. The more time that passes, the less they believe that you will know the answer.

Stiuso, against Fernández de Kirchner

The british Justin Webster has accumulated nearly a thousand hours of recording over four years for The prosecutor, the president and the spy. Divided into six episodes of an hour, the production put in front of the cameras to about 60 testimonies, among which stands out the exespía Antonio Jaime Stiuso. Considered as the man of the intelligence services, who was helping Nisman in the investigation into the bombing of the AMIA, Stiuso will ensure that both Nisman, like him, were threatened with death by Fernández de Kirchner or anyone in your environment.

Webster interviewed also the former foreign Héctor Timerman, who was also denounced by Nisman for alleged concealment of terrorists, through the memorandum of understanding signed with Iran, which never came into force. "If there's something I want to say to my grandchildren is that your grandfather did everything possible to find the truth in an important case", is defending Timerman in the recording, done when the cancer that ended his life in 2018 was already very advanced.

Updated Date: 03 January 2020, 14:00

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