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Argentina: Police raid homes of ex-president Kirchner02:06

Argentina: Police raid homes of ex-president Kirchner

Argentina, Buenos Aires
August 24, 2018 at 02:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentine police carried out a large-scale raid on former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's home in the Recoleta neighbourhood in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

Officers from different divisions, including bomb disposal experts, forensic scientists and narcotics squad, were seen at the scene. At the same time dozens of people gathered nearby to support the former leader.

"What they are doing is harassment. Yesterday she [Kirchner] said it very clear in her statement that she would not get harassed and they would not make her regret anything she did during her administration, because she is proud of the country we had," said Kirchner's lawyer Gregorio Dalbon while observing the police operation.

Another search was carried out at Kirchner's another home in the city of Rio Gallegos, in southern Santa Cruz Province.

The raids had been requested by Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio as part of the probe into alleged corruption during Kirchner's administration.

On Wednesday, the Senate lifted Kirchner's immunity, thus authorising raids on several of her residences.

Argentina: Police raid homes of ex-president Kirchner02:06
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Argentine police carried out a large-scale raid on former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's home in the Recoleta neighbourhood in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

Officers from different divisions, including bomb disposal experts, forensic scientists and narcotics squad, were seen at the scene. At the same time dozens of people gathered nearby to support the former leader.

"What they are doing is harassment. Yesterday she [Kirchner] said it very clear in her statement that she would not get harassed and they would not make her regret anything she did during her administration, because she is proud of the country we had," said Kirchner's lawyer Gregorio Dalbon while observing the police operation.

Another search was carried out at Kirchner's another home in the city of Rio Gallegos, in southern Santa Cruz Province.

The raids had been requested by Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio as part of the probe into alleged corruption during Kirchner's administration.

On Wednesday, the Senate lifted Kirchner's immunity, thus authorising raids on several of her residences.

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