By the Editorial Board, 19 May 2015
An Argentine prosecutor working on an explosive investigation of government intrigue and conspiracy wound up dead in his Buenos Aires home hours before presenting his case to that nation’s Congress. Now it seems the case Alberto Nisman spent years pursuing may never have its day in court.
That would be only the latest in a long line of related tragedies.
Last Tuesday, a federal judge formally closed the investigation Mr. Nisman had led, after another prosecutor declined to proceed with charges. In his allegation, Mr. Nisman claimed that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner conspired to cover up the Iranian government’s involvement in a 1994 terrorist bombing that killed 85 people at a Buenos Aires Jewish community center in exchange for a trade deal.