What The Death Of A Prosecutor Reveals About Argentina's Judicial System

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires earlier this week to silently protest the death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Nisman was found dead in his apartment the night before he was scheduled to testify before the Argentine National Congress about claims that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was involved in a cover-up with the Iranian government after the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Many questions are being asked about whether Nisman committed suicide or was killed by the government.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former chief prosecutor of The International Criminal Court at The Hague and a professor at Harvard and Yale.

Note: Luis Moreno-Ocampo is in Boston to speak with the city's Jewish Argentine community. See details on the Sunday, Feb. 22 event here.


This segment aired on February 20, 2015.


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