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BRASILIA Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday condemned the practice of leaking legal testimony as a political weapon, after media reported that a pro-government senator had implicated her in a major graft probe in leaked plea bargain documents.

"Leaks that are false, selective and illegal should be rejected and have their source rigorously investigated," Rousseff said in a statement.

Rousseff said her government was committed to defending democratic principles, fighting corruption and defending the Constitution.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassy; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Andrew Hay)

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First Published On : Mar 4, 2016 04:01 IST

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