Fernandez's defense lawyer requests guarantee in trial resumption
8 de julio de 2020, 16:30Buenos Aires, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez's defense lawyer requested on Wednesday that the principle of publicity be guaranteed in the trial resumption for alleged corruption in public works, one of several open cases against her.
In a letter sent to the Federal Oral Court number 2, which is carrying out the trial, Fernandez's attorney, Carlos Beraldi, requested that it be broadcast live on some judicial website, such as that of the Judicial Information Center or through an alternative on YouTube , to guarantee 'the principle of publicity.'
Lately, the Court decided to resume the hearings in a blended manner, without setting a date yet, which had been suspended after the first quarantine issued by the Executive, on March 20 due to the pandemic.
The judicial body ordered that the sessions be recorded, at the same time that the Public Lawyers Association participate and journalists are accredited to follow the debate virtually.
Beraldi pointed out that this decision does not guarantee the principle of publicity and added that 'these measures make it possible to neutralize obscurantism and make the oral trial more transparent, but they are not exactly sufficient for its publicity.'
Meanwhile, he specified that the recording of the sessions in audiovisual media and their subsequent delivery to the parties 'are insufficient for all citizens to know what is happening in the trial.'
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