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Prosecutor Found Dead Had Drafted Arrest Warrant for Argentine President

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The saga surrounding the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Argentina last month took another twist Tuesday, when the lead investigator said Nisman had drafted a warrant for the arrest of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

The 26-page document was found in the garbage at Nisman’s apartment where he was discovered dead with a gunshot wound to the head on Jan. 18, the New York Times reports. The document also requested the arrest of the country’s foreign minister, Héctor Timerman.

Nisman had been heading the investigation into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center when he died. He was expected to testify before Congress the day after he died about his allegations that Kirchner had covered up Iran’s alleged involvement in the attack.

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