(January 3, 2020 / JNS) A new documentary series that began streaming last week on Netflix details the suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, a Jewish prosecutor in Argentina who was investigating the deadly 1994 attack on the Mutual Israelite Association of Argentina, or AMIA, Jewish center in Buenos Aires before he died.
“Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy” examines his mysterious killing and features interviews with former Foreign Minister Hector Marcos Timerman and current Argentinean President Alberto Fernández, among others.
Nisman was found dead with a single shot to the head on Jan. 18, 2015.
That was just hours before he was to present evidence to a congressional panel supporting his claim that then-Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and other government officials participated in efforts to cover up Iran and Hezbollah’s involvement in the terror attack in exchange for commercial benefits for Argentina, a violation of the country’s penal code and the independence of the judiciary.
“There was an alliance with terrorists—negotiation with a state that bought the terrorists and the terrorists themselves,” Nisman said in an interview that appears in the Netflix series.
Kirchner was indicted in 2017 in connection to the alleged cover-up, though she denies committing any crime.
Producer Justin Webster told Variety that the program is intended to “reach some more clarity on a subject that is so difficult and so complex. As often happens, in lots of cases, they play out over a long period of time. People have strong opinions about it, but they don’t really know the whole story.”
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