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Evidence-tampering in Nisman case exposed on Argentine TV

Guest post by Cait

Argentine radio, TV, and print journalist Jorge Lanata* returned to the airwaves a few days ago with a four-hour special program covering evidence-tampering in the investigation into the January death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the Argentine government’s role in covering up evidence of Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.


The News Hub: Argentinean CSI tampered with evidence in Nisman case

June 1, 2015

By Loli Perez, 1 June 2015

Periodismo para todos (Journalist [sic] for everyone), the investigative journalism television program came back last night with a lot of proofs about the Nisman case, a high-profile prosecutor that was found dead in a pool of blood in his bathroom, days before he was due to release a report condemning the Argentine government.

With the hashtag #ElVideodeNisman (Nisman’s video) Lanata shows the world how the CSI violated protocol putting at risk and tempering the evidence as it goes.

The video shows, a lot of people without gloves or proper protection in the crime scene, some of them were CSI, and some people who were not suppost (sic) to be there…

Spanish-speakers can read about and watch the first part of the program here.

The Wall Street Journal headlined its coverage of Lanata’s program, “New Twist in Death of Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman – Officials probe whether someone logged onto prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s computer after his mysterious death.”

*Lanata had been off the air for some months, awaiting and then recovering from a kidney transplant.