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Argentina: Cristina Kirchner arrives at court to face corruption charges01:52

Argentina: Cristina Kirchner arrives at court to face corruption charges

Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 31, 2016 at 22:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 5,000 people gathered in front of the National Federal Cassation Court in Buenos Aires, Monday, to show their support for the former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who is currently on trial for corruption charges.

Kirchner arrived at the court at 10:00 local time to appeal for a dismissal of the criminal case against her. Reportedly, she refused to testify during the court session. After she left the court, she told journalists that the case against her is a "formidable maneuver of political persecution and media harassment."

In a separate series of cases, accusations against Kirchner include money laundering, embezzlement and mishandling of public money in tandem with the Central Bank during the final months of her time as Argentinian president. After serving two full terms Kirchner stepped down in 2015, with her political faction losing that year's presidential election to current President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina: Cristina Kirchner arrives at court to face corruption charges01:52
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Around 5,000 people gathered in front of the National Federal Cassation Court in Buenos Aires, Monday, to show their support for the former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner who is currently on trial for corruption charges.

Kirchner arrived at the court at 10:00 local time to appeal for a dismissal of the criminal case against her. Reportedly, she refused to testify during the court session. After she left the court, she told journalists that the case against her is a "formidable maneuver of political persecution and media harassment."

In a separate series of cases, accusations against Kirchner include money laundering, embezzlement and mishandling of public money in tandem with the Central Bank during the final months of her time as Argentinian president. After serving two full terms Kirchner stepped down in 2015, with her political faction losing that year's presidential election to current President Mauricio Macri.

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