The Argentine judiciary resumed the trial of the country’s vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, this Monday, which is being investigated by a network of bribes in exchange for public contracts.
The trial, which also takes place against former planning minister Julio De Vido, businessman Lázaro Báez and several other people, has been resumed on site after being suspended on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The defense of several defendants has asked for the trial to be lifted and the mixed system in which the rest of the sessions will take place, the Argentine news agency Télam said. This was the case, for example, with Enrique Arce, lawyer for Carlos Kirchner, cousin of former President Néstor Kirchner.
Prosecutor General Diego Luciani opposed the petition, noting that the hearings are oral and that the court “even put his health at risk” decided to conduct them physically in the courtroom. like the witnesses called for every day.