Netflix airs series on prosecutor Alberto Nisman


(JTA) – Netflix has aired a new documentary series about the death of Alberto Nisman, a Jewish prosecutor in Argentina who was assassinated in 2015 ahead of his testimony about Iranian activity there.

“The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy,” which went online last week, explores Nisman’s work investigating connections between Iran and Argentine politicians in the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.

Nisman said that Hezbollah was responsible for the attack. Later he accused former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is now the vice president, and other officials of illegally helping to cover up Iran’s involvement in exchange for commercial benefits for Argentina, according to Reuters.

Nisman’s body was found on Jan. 18, 2015, hours before he was to present evidence to back up his claim. His death was ruled a likely suicide, but an Argentine federal appeals court later found that he was murdered.

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