‘Nisman was another victim of bombing’

En Buenos Aires Herald

The 1994 AMIA bombing now has a new victim: Alberto Nisman.

That is what the head of the DAIA Jewish community organization, Julio Schlosser, suggested yesterday at a highly anticipated rally that the group had called for alongside AMIA.

“Eighty-five people were murdered in the 1994 terrorist attack, but there were many other victims who died from anguish and sadness caused by the same incident,” Schlosser said yesterday as thousands of people held signs that read, “Justice.”

“Natalio Alberto Nisman,” uttered Schlosser at the end of a list of names of people who had died “after losing their relatives” in the attack. The applause was deafening.

Schlosser went on to describe Nisman as “irreplaceable.”

The ceremony was held outside the AMIA — located in Pasteur 633 — at sunset.

The Jewish organizations had called for the rally as a way to demand “truth and justice” into the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing attack. Expressing “concern” after the death of AMIA Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Jewish community authorities had said the ceremony would not display any party or political slogan.

Leonardo Jmelnitzky, head of AMIA, used a neutral tone asking to “stop with versions and rumours” about both investigations — the AMIA bombing attack and Nisman’s death.

“It is very distressing to live in a country where any hypothesis, however absurd it may seem, is found plausible,” Jmelnitzky said during the rally.

There were several political leaders present at the rally.

Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, Peronist Córdoba province Governor José Manuel De la Sota, lawmaker Francisco De Nárvaez, Victoria Donda and the leader of the rural workers’ union, Gerónimo “Momo” Venegas were among the leaders present at the rally.

Former City legislator María José Lubertino was the only Kirchnerite present.

“It is a request of Justice from all the society,” Donda told the Herald.

Public attendance of the rally expressed the confusion that Nisman’s death has awoken in society.

Survivors and relatives of the victims of the Once tragedy also attended the ceremony.

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