Death of Alberto Nisman: Justice Must Not be Delayed or Denied
The World Union for Progressive Judaism issued the following statement about news of the death of Alberto Nisman:
The World Union for Progressive Judaism joins the leadership of our Latin America region (WUPJ-LA) in expressing shock and horror as we learned the news of the death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor in the search for the truth behind the bombing of the AMIA (Jewish Community Center) building in Bueno Aires over 10 years ago, which resulted in the death of 85 innocent victims and hundreds of individuals who suffered grave injury. We stand with the Jewish community in Latin America in demanding a complete examination of the cause of his death.
Alberto Nisman was a remarkable man, who relentlessly pursued the truth regardless of political motivation or consequence. The attack on the AMIA of July 18, 1994 was an attack on the entire Jewish community – but ultimately, it was an attack on the critical concepts of religious freedom and pluralism, among the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s most important tenets.
While this tragic death may delay the justice we all seek, and for which Alberto Nisman’s life was dedicated, we pray that justice finally win the day – and we learn the truth behind those responsible for the bombing of the AMIA, and the truth behind the death of Prosecutor Nisman. Those responsible must be held accountable.
Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander, President WUPJ
Michael Grabiner, Chairman WUPJ
Raul Gottlieb, WUPJ-LA Chairman
Miriam Vasserman, WUPJ-LA Vice Chair