Argentine ex-President Cristina Fernandez permitted to travel to Cuba

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-13 11:21:15|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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BUENOS AIRES, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was given judicial permission Wednesday to travel to Cuba, the Judicial Information Center said.

Fernandez asked the Federal Oral Court 2 for permission to travel to Cuba on July 2-10 to visit her daughter, who is under medical treatment.

The court is trying her for allegedly heading an illegal association to commit fraud by awarding public contracts to businesses which allegedly had close ties with her family.

The request was made Friday by her attorney, Carlos Beraldi, who provided the court with a copy of her ticket to Cuba. Beraldi said Fernandez would be staying at the same hotel where she stayed during previous visits to her daughter Florencia Kirchner.

Kirchner suffers from "post traumatic stress, low body weight and mild lower limb lymphedema," according to medical reports presented by her attorneys.

She travelled to Cuba in February to take a course in screenwriting, and as her health declined, medical professionals advised her against plane travel.

The court hearings against Fernandez began on May 21.