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An Argentine federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the death of Alberto Nisman was a homicide. Nisman, a federal prosecutor, was found dead from a gunshot wound on January 18, 2015, hours before he was scheduled to provide explosive testimony against then-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whom he accused of conspiring to cover up Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

Judge Julián Ercolini's ruling ratifies the findings of a dossier that Argentina’s border police published last October, which concluded that Nisman was killed.

Ercolini also charged Diego Lagomarsino, a former computer technician who worked for Nisman, as an accomplice to the murder.

Nisman, who was Jewish, devoted a decade of his life to investigating the 1994 bombing. His death was initially classified a “suspicious death,” not a homicide, leading to widespread speculation that he may have killed himself.

Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/1.831538

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