The Wall Street Journal devotes a good page-one story to a review of the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman. By Taos Turner and Reed Johnson, the story is “A body, a pistol, and few answers in Argentina” (accessible here via Google). It is an extraordinary and maddening case.
The Journal story derives in part from the independent investigation of Nisman’s death commissioned by Nisman’s former companion, Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado. The story concludes:
“The truth is, we’re going through a terrible, horrible time,” [Judge Arroyo Salgado] says. “Most of my career I defended the poor in court, and I had an authentic vocation for justice and the law. Now, what I’m realizing is that when you’re trying to investigate things related to those who are politically and economically powerful, you can’t always apply the law and resolve things by the books. I have seen this before, but now I am experiencing it in a different way.”
Judge Arroyo Salgado says she and her daughters have been living in fear. She has been hearing strange noises in her home, where she has installed 11 video cameras. “My younger daughter no longer sleeps alone,” she says.
She says she will pursue her investigation for as long as it takes. Her forensic experts are preparing additional reports and a video presentation detailing how they think Mr. Nisman may have been killed.
At his funeral, the judge read aloud emotional letters written by his daughters. The rabbi who led it says no one who attended believed he committed suicide, which Jewish tradition regards as an offense against the sacredness of life.
In La Tablada, the Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires, his body now rests a few yards from victims of the 1994 attack.
Please do read the whole thing here or via the Google link above.