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Netflix making show on murdered Argentina Jewish center bombing prosecutor

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The 1994 van bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation killed 85 people and left 300 others injured

Netflix has begun production on a miniseries exploring the life and death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was murdered in the midst of an investigation into an alleged government cover-up of Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

The four to six episode miniseries will be directed by British director Justin Webster, and produced jointly by Netflix and JWP, a Catalonian production company specializing in narrative documentary series.

The series will be based on interviews with Nisman’s relatives and those who were at the scene when Nisman’s body was discovered in a hotel bathroom with a gunshot wound to the head days after filing a report accusing Argentine President Cristina Kirchner other government figures of protecting high-ranking Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) in exchange for oil and other trade benefits. 

Nisman’s daughters, Iara and Kala, have already been interviewed, according to the Spanish-language entertainment news website Exitoina.

Nisman’s mysterious death made international headlines and sparked massive anti-government protests in Argentina.

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In December, a judge officially ruled that Nisman’s death was a murder, and not a suicide as a federal police probe had determined.

The 1994 van bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) killed 85 people and left 300 others injured in the worst attack of its kind in the South American country. 

In 2013, Kirchner tried to form a “truth commission” with Iran to jointly investigate the bombing.
Nisman claimed the truth commission was intended to help get Interpol arrest warrants dropped against five Iranian suspects as a step towards normalizing bilateral relations.

Nisman was found dead just hours before he was due to testify on the accusations at a Congressional hearing. 

Kirchner denies accusations of a government cover-up or any wrongdoing.

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