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January 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Argentine Investigators Discover Unidentified Finger and Footprints in Passageway Connected to Apartment

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"The murdering and thieving government killed Nisman" - a sign at a demonstration in Buenos Aires protesting the death in suspicious circumstances of Alberto Nisman. Photo: The Algemeiner

Argentine investigators have discovered unidentified finger and footprints in an outdoor passageway connected to the apartment of Alberto Nisman, the State Prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, who was found dead in his bathroom from a gunshot wound on Sunday.

While the Argentine government insists Nisman’s death was a suicide, evidence has emerged over the last two days which casts doubt on that claim. In the latest intriguing development in the case, the newspaper El Littoral reported that investigators had found a third point of access into Nisman’s apartment. Previously, the Argentine authorities had said that there were only two entry points to the apartment, one through the main door and the other through the service entrance.

The passageway where the prints were discovered contains air conditioning units that are connected to each apartment in the luxury Le Parc residence in Buenos Aires where Nisman lived. Small metal doors are located at each end of the passageway, and investigators are currently trying to establish whether one of these could have been used to enter Nisman’s apartment.

A floorplan shows the location of the passageway in relation to Nisman's apartment. Image: infobae

The prints have now been sent for analysis. Investigators cautioned that they could belong to a repairman sent to service the air conditioning units.

Both Nisman’s death and its aftermath has gripped Argentina, with the main argument centering on whether he committed suicide. Several friends and relatives have confirmed that they saw no signs that Nisman was preparing to take his own life.

Congresswoman Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann said she had planned to pick Nisman up at his residence on Monday and accompany him to a congressional commitee, where he was scheduled to outline his claim that senior Argentine officials, among them President Cristina “‹Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, had deliberately covered up the involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in the AMIA bombing. 85 people were murdered in the attack, in the worst antisemitic atrocity since the Second World War.

“Everybody who had contact with him the last 24 hours says he was confident,” Schmidt-Liermann told the Associated Press. “There is no indication, under any circumstances, that he killed himself.”

DAIA, the Argentine Jewish communal body, will be holding a demonstration at the AMIA headquarters in Buenos Aires later today. Under the slogan “For Truth and Justice,” DAIA will demand transparency from the government over Nisman’s death.

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  • steven L

    Everybody knows that both Argentinian authorities and Iran fanatics are the beneficiaries of the crime.
    Pay back time is approaching.

  • What has happened to the new evidence.? Is there any follow up to bring forward this evidence if it is still available?

  • NuritGn

    Decrying and mourning in Argentina

    The prosecutor Manuel Nisman, A JEW, who was going to put under the bus the culprits of the July 18, 1994 terrorist bombing attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina was found dead in his locked apartment…Suicide? I doubt it very much.

    The AMIA bombing was an attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building. It occurred in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, killing 85… people and injuring hundreds. It was Argentina’s deadliest bombing ever. Argentina is home to a Jewish community of 200,000, the largest in Latin America and sixth in the world outside Israel.

    Prosecutor Manuel Nisman was the 86th victim of this terror attack.

    Nisman was about to discredit the credibility of the Argentine government for its collaboration with the terrorists and concealing significant evidence. Mrs. Kirchner the president of Argentina is the #1 suspect in eliminating evidence and now the people do not believe anything she says.

    • Reform School

      “The prints have now been sent for analysis. Investigators cautioned that they could belong to a repairman sent to service the air conditioning units.” Are repairmen immune from assassinations?

      Is there no longer any knowledge or memory of United States President Richard Nixon’s White House plumbers’ (government spies’) burglaries of the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the WATERGATE Hotel, and the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist, searching for dirt to blackmail their political opponents with during the 1972 election cycle. The investigation and cover-up that followed eventually toppled the Nixon presidency. Extensive reports have been published that to acquire and maintain political power, U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and his close advisors have applied Nixon’s strategy ‘to a T.’

      It appears that Iranian and Argentine politicians are betting the palace that the United States of America is not the only nation whose citizens’ “elevators do not reach the top floor.” Obama’s [YouTube viewable] claim that he had campaigned in all 57 U.S. states (it has only 50) prove beyond a doubt he is “Nowhere Near the Brightest Bulb on the Christmas Tree.” Such a person in a position of such power is a world danger.

  • Hello from Howard Rotberg, founding publisher of Canadian press, Mantua Books, We specialize in books concerning the threats to our culture of freedom and justice. Most of our authors are professors representing many different countries and religions.

    We are saddened today to comment on the assassination Sunday of brave prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the subject of a book we have only just released by Professor Gustavo Perednik, who chronicles the ten year struggle by Prosecutor Nisman to obtain justice in the 20 year old Iranian backed Hezbollah bombing of the Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires killing 85 and injuring 300.

    He was assassinated hours before he was to present fresh evidence about the complicity and obstruction of justice by Argentina’s government, right up to the highest offices, concerning a deal to trade Iranian oil for Argentine wheat and the removal of the indictments against senior Iranian officials and their Argentinian complicitors. The Government of Argentina has the nerve to suggest the death was a suicide: see

    Thank you for your excellent reporting on this matter.

    The book is To Kill Without a Trace: A Prequel to 9/11 and can be seen here:

    The Argentinian Government first tried to get around the indictments by having Iran set up some kind of reconciliation commission but Iran balked at going even that far and Nisman was successful in getting the Court in Argentina to strike down that alternate process.

    Last week Nisman announced he had massive new evidence of the Argentinian government’s obstruction of justice and cover-up going right up to President Kirchner to avoid the charges.

    Our sympathies go out to the Nisman family and also the great Gustavo Perednik who is personally devastated by this. Perednik of course is the great Argentinian Jewish scholar and author of many books who moved to Israel and lectured at Hebrew University, and brought out his book in Spanish and Hebrew in 2009; we were pleased recently to bring out the English edition with a new forward by Elena Feder.

    We must not be intimidated and we must continue to keep pressing for the truth and keep exposing terrorism and western complicity for terrorism, whether that complicity is political, military or, as is my forte, cultural and intellectual.

    This story is so compelling and is such a dire warning for the West, that it must be told and must be read. So many people last week stood up and said, “Je suis Charlie”. Will they stand up and say “Je suis Alberto”?

    Thank you,

    Howard Rotberg
    Mantua Books
    Brantford Ontario Canada

    • Nancy W

      Mr Rotberg, As a Canadian, I want to thank you for your “comment”! I am thankful & proud that your company has published these books about the TRUTH! The evils of this world, hateful jihadists & corrupt governments need to be exposed! “EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING”. Bless you, your staff & families for doing SOMETHING! Bless Canadian Prime Minister Harper for standing up for Israel despite the Opposition parties in our Parliament! Our awesome country of Canada was founded on Judeo-Christian values & we need to stand up for them & democracy of freedom of speech which you & your company are doing. No longer can we afford to remain silent or we will become persecuted in our own land & lose the freedoms our forefathers fought so hard to establish! Who are standing up for the persecuted Jews & Christians around the world? Only ONE march after all the years of bloodshed & terrorism??! I AM CANADIAN! I AM JEWISH! I AM CHRISTIAN! I AM INFIDEL! I AM CHARLIE HEBDO! I AM NISMAN! I AM HUMAN!! I AM LOVE!

    • I am exceedingly anxious to go get a copy of your book at my local bookstore. Thank you for the information concerning what is in my estimation a true tragedy and a massive cover-up and conspiracy.