Israeli-Argentine journalist who reported Nisman’s death flees Argentina

Ben Sales

(JTA) — The Argentine-Israeli journalist who first reported the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has fled to Israel following threats to his safety.

Damian Pachter, who works for and tweeted the news of Nisman’s Jan. 18 death, left Argentina on Saturday. He hadr receiving threats to his personal safety and being followed by people he did not know, according to Fopea, the Argentine Journalism Forum.

In a statement, the forum said ot had notified the “relevant authorities” and urged the public “pay attention to the safety of journalists in our country these days.”

. Nisman was found dead of a gunshot wound in his home soon before he was to present evidence that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.


Pachter was en route to Israel, where he holds dual citizenship, on Sunday.

“I will return when my sources tell me that the conditions changed,” Pachter told a local Argentine publication. “I don’t think that I will be there during this government.”