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Inquiry commission for elucidating interference of Open Dialogue Foundation with Moldova's domestic policy starts hearings this week

12:17 | 30.10.2018 Category: Official

Chisinau, 30 October /MOLDPRES/ - The inquiry commission for elucidating the de facto and de jure circumstances of the charges of interference on behalf Otwarty Dialog (Open Dialogue) Foundation and its founder Ludmila Kozlowska with the domestic affairs of Moldova and financing political parties will start the hearing of competent authorities this week.   

The hearings will begin on 2 November. The decision was taken at a meeting of the inquiry commission today, the parliament’s communication and public relations department has reported.  

”We have made demarches to the authorities and political parties, asking for the needed information. The information officially received from institutions at present show a string of important aspects for the commission’s inquiry; therefore, we ruled to invite institutions to discuss on the information supplied. Also, representatives of the organizations which might have relations with the Open Dialogue Foundation are to be heard, so that the inquiry commission has a complete picture of the situation and can work out an as comprehensive and balanced report as possible, which it could present to the parliament’s plenum,” the head of the inquiry commission, Igor Vremea, said.   

On 4 October 2018, the parliament set up an inquiry commission for elucidating the circumstances of the charges of interference on behalf Otwarty Dialog (Open Dialogue) Foundation and its founder Ludmila Kozlowska with the domestic affairs of Moldova and financing political parties. At a meeting last week, the parliament extended the term for presenting the inquiry commission’s report by 30 days.  

According to the public information, Ludmila Kozlowska was extradited from Poland and EU, being suspected of cooperating with Russian secret services. The Ukrainian activist was banned from entering those 26 European countries from the Schengen Area. The Ukrainian Security Service has recently started an investigation against the activist on grounds of violation of the Ukrainian state unity and high treason. The Open Dialogue Foundation received a negative note on behalf of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).   

 

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