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Argentinian Spy Acuses Government of Killing District Attorney

Antonio Stiuso accuses Cristina Fernadez's administration is linked to the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman

2 years ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s most famous spymaster says he thinks a prosecutor investigating the country’s worst terrorist attack was killed by people linked to the government of former President Cristina Fernandez.

The attorney for Antonio Stiuso says his client made the statement to a

ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía de archivo del 9 de diciembre de 2015 la entonces presidenta Cristina Fernández saluda a partidarios en la Plaza de Mayo en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Un juez federal citó el viernes 26 de febrero de 2016 a a declarar a la exmandataria en el marco de una causa que investiga una supuesta defraudación al Estado. (Foto AP/Natacha Pisarenko, Archivo)

Cristina Fernández in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: The Associated Press/Natacha Pisarenko

local judge this week.

But lawyer Santiago Blanco said Wednesday that Stiuso doesn’t have “direct proof” that prosecutor Alberto Nisman was killed.

Fernandez has implied that Stiuso himself might have had something to do with the death — also without evidence.

FILE - In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association community center, talks to journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Antonio Stiuso Argentina's most famous spy master went before a local judge Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, to answer questions about the last days of his relationship with Nisman who died while investigating the country’s worst terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association community center, in Buenos Aires. Photo: The Associated Press/Natacha Pisarenko

Stiuso assisted Nisman’s investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center. He was found dead of a gunshot on Jan. 18, 2015.

Before his death, Nisman accused Fernandez of helping Iranian officials hide Iran’s alleged role in the bombing. The case against Fernandez was later thrown out.

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