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

People take part under heavy rain in the 'Marcha del Silencio' (March of Silence) called by Argentine prosecutors in memory of their late colleague Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires on February 18, 2015. President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of Nisman who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing. Nisman was found in his Buenos Aires apartment with a bullet through his head on January 18, the day before he was to go before a congressional hearing to air his finding that Kirchner and her foreign minister plotted to shield Iranian officials implicated in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish-Argentine charity. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part under heavy rain in the 'Marcha del Silencio' (March of Silence) called by Argentine prosecutors in memory of their late colleague Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires on February 18, 2015. President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of Nisman who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing. Nisman was found in his Buenos Aires apartment with a bullet through his head on January 18, the day before he was to go before a congressional hearing to air his finding that Kirchner and her foreign minister plotted to shield Iranian officials implicated in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish-Argentine charity. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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