Monthly rallies to call for justice for AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Monthly rallies calling for justice for the late AMIA Jewish center prosecutor Alberto Nisman will be held in Buenos Aires.

The gatherings, set to begin on Wednesday, will take place at 9 a.m. in front of the Palace for Justice of Buenos Aires on the 18th of each month until the cause of Nisman’s death is determined. Nisman was found shot dead in his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18.

The first meeting will be led by philosopher Santiago Kovadloff, who also spoke at Nisman’s funeral,  journalist Nelson Castro, and Sergio Bergman, a rabbi and lawmaker.

Bergman launched the invitation to participate in the rally during his Shabbat address three weeks ago, one week after a rally was held on Feb. 18 organized by Argentine prosecutors.

“Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught us in his rallies walking side by side with Martin Luther King that when you march for fair causes, you are praying with your feet,” Bergman said at the NCI temple in Belgrano, a northern neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

The invitation is spreading by social networks using the hashtag #MemoriaNisman; a Twitter account @MemoriaNisman also has been created.

The rallies will be in Lavalle Square in front of the Palace for Justice, where most of Buenos Aires courts and the Supreme Court functions.

Prosecutor Viviana Fein, who led the investigation, still does not have enough evidence to show whether Nisman’s death was a suicide or a murder.

Nisman, who was Jewish, was found dead hours before he was to present evidence to Argentine lawmakers that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires.

Last month, a federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against Kirchner, saying the accusation against Kirchner and other government officials cannot be sustained by the evidence collected.

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