Monthly rallies calling for justice for AMIA prosecutor Nisman to begin

Marcy Oster

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Monthly rallies calling for justice for the  late AMIA Jewish center prosecutor Alberto Nisman will be held in Buenos Aires.

The gatherings, set to begin on Wednesday, called “Memoria Nisman,”  or  Nisman Memory, will take place at 9 a.m. in front of the Palace for Justice of Buenos Aires, on the 18th of every month. Nisman was found dead on January 18.

The first meeting will be led by philosopher Santiago Kovadloff, who also spoke at Nisman’s funeral,  journalist Nelson Castro,  and Sergio Bergman, a rabbi and lawmaker.

Bergman launched the invitation to participate in the rally during his Shabbat address three weeks ago, one week after a rally was held on February 18 organized by Argentinian prosecutors.


“Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught us in his rallies walking side by side with Martin Luther King that when you march for fair causes you are praying with your feet,” Bergman said at the NCI temple, located in Belgrano, a northern neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

The invitation is spreading by social networks using the hashtag #MemoriaNisman;  a Twitter account @MemoriaNisman also has been created

The organizers plan to hold monthly rallies at Lavalle Square in front of the Palace for Justice, were most of Buenos Aires courts and also the Supreme Court functions, until the case is solved. Next Wednesday will be two month since Nisman was found dead in his apartment and the case remains unsolved. Prosecutor Viviana Fein, who led the investigation, still does not have enough evidence to show whether Nisman’s death was a suicide or a murder.

Nisman, who was Jewish, was found dead hours before he was to present evidence to Argentine lawmakers that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.