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Argentina ex-leader Fernandez in court over terrorist attack

October 26, 2017

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters outside a courthouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Fernandez testified in the investigation of the alleged cover up of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing, and while leaving the courthouse accused Argentina's government of political persecution. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has appeared before a court as part of an investigation into a prosecutor’s accusation that she covered up Iran’s alleged involvement in Argentina’s worst terrorist attack.

The 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires killed 85 people.

The special prosecutor investigating the case was found dead in his apartment in 2015, days after he made the charge against Fernandez.

Fernandez has denied the allegations and told reporters Thursday that President Mauricio Macri is politically manipulating the judge who ordered her to appear in court as part of the case. She declined to testify before the judge, and only presented a written statement.

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