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Argentine whitewash row deepens

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 01:16

Argentines march to demand justice over the death of a prosecutor who accused the government of a whitewash over a 1994 bomb attack. Paul Chapman reports

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Public anger over the death of a prosecutor in Argentina who'd been investigating the president isn't going away. Tens of thousands took part in this silent march through Buenos Aires to demand justice. The march on Wednesday was organised by a group of prosecutors who insisted it wasn't politically motivated. But the death of Alberto Nisman in mysterious circumstances has plunged the president's final year in office into turmoil. Nisman had accused President Cristina Fernandez of trying to derail his investigation into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre. He was found dead just a day before he was due to present his findings to congress. A few days before that he'd publicly accused Fernandez of trying to cover-up the alleged involvement of Iran in the attack. The backlash is spreading further afield. These Argentine nationals living in Chile were also marching on Wednesday in solidarity with their countrymen back home. Fernandez is dismissing the allegations as absurd and says rogue agents with a grudge against her had misled Nisman's inquiry. Many Argentines are unconvinced. Some believe the government's responsible for his death.

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Argentine whitewash row deepens

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 01:16