Alberto Nisman

Argentine lawyer and prosecutor

Natalio Alberto Nisman (born December 5, 1963), also known as Alberto Nisman, was an Argentine lawyer. He worked as a federal prosecutor and known for his intervention as a prosecutor in the cases related to the AMIA bombing on July of 1994 in Argentina, the worst terrorist attack in Argentina.[3][4]

Alberto Nisman
Natalio Alberto Nisman

(1963-12-05)5 December 1963
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died18 January 2015(2015-01-18) (aged 51)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cause of deathMurder by shooting (confirmed as a homicide on 1 June 2018)[1]
Resting placeLa Tablada Israelite Cemetery[2]
Known forProsecutor of the AMIA bombing case
A 2016 assembly dedicated to the memory of Nisman

On Sunday, January 18, 2015, he was found dead with a shot to the head, in his apartment in the Tower Boulevard building of the Torres Le Parc complex, in the Puerto Madero neighborhood where he lived.

Early life change

Alberto Nisman was raised in a Jewish family. His parents were Sara Garfunkel, and Isaac Adolfo Nisman (born 1936), an upper-middle-class textile entrepreneur.

Education change

He studied at the University of Buenos Aires, were he passed half of the exams without attending the lectures (*) and graduated as a lawyer with an average of 8. He began to work "meritorious" (free work without a dependency relationship) in the Judicial Department of Morón. After obtaining his degree, he began his judicial career in that jurisdiction.

(*) In Argentina undergraduate students can complete courses faster taking exams without attending classes. In this way the duration of the studies can be reduced.

Family change

He was married to federal judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado ―who at the time of Nisman's death was in charge of the San Isidro federal court―, with whom he had two daughters.

When he divorced he left his wife the house for his children and rented an apartment in Le Parc.

Death change

At 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015, Nisman's mother was alerted that her son did not respond to calls and went to the apartment where the prosecutor lived, in the Torre Boulevard building of the Le Parc Tower complex, in the neighborhood of Puerto Madero (Buenos Aires), which was locked from the inside. After trying to get in, a locksmith was able to open the service door. Nisman's body was found in the bathroom, shot in the head, along with a .22-caliber Bersa gun and a shell casing.

The next day, Monday, he was scheduled to present his complaint to the Criminal Legislation Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Argentina.

A few days after the prosecutor's death, the locksmith who was called to open the door stated that it was not locked, but rather: "The service door was locked (from the inside) and had only the latch ... the latch opens with a little wire, I asked the mother for the key, I made the move, she turned the handle and opened it." The day after the locksmith's statements, Nisman's mother clarified that the service door was closed, and that she had previously opened it herself.

His remains were buried in the Israelite Cemetery of La Tablada, twenty meters from the tombs of the victims of the AMIA Bombing, in the so-called sector of the "Martires".

References change

  1. "Argentinian lawyer Alberto Nisman was murdered, police report finds". The Guardian. 6 November 2017.
  2. "Sepultan restos de Nisman en cementerio judío tras emotivo cortejo fúnebre" (in Spanish). Santiago de Chile: 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. "Jewish centre bombing: Argentine prosecutor Nisman found dead". BBC News. 19 January 2015.
  4. "An explosion within an explosion", The Economist, UK, Jan. 19, 2015

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