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Prosecutors demand home arrest for former Moldovan head of state

18:48 | 26.01.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 26 January /MOLDPRES/ - The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) has informed that it today submitted an approach to the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on the replacement of the preventive measure of defendant Igor Dodon. Prosecutors demand the replacement of the measure of obligation not to leave the country by home arrest.   

According to PA, on 19 January 2023, the lawyers of Igor Dodon, at a court session, submitted an application, thereby asking the allowing him to leave Moldova on the period 28 January – 5 February, in order to provide to his son a post-Covid-19 treatment in Romania, annexing a string of acts to this end, which would confirm the need to go abroad.  

At the same time, the lawyers of defendant Igor Dodon reasoned the need to allow the leaving by presenting the Referral-Excerpt No 0163158 from 18 January 2023.     

At the court session, the prosecutors demanded the hearing of the physician; yet, the judges turned down the concerned request.

On 25 January 2023, the physician, whose family name and first name was put down on the medical document, said that he did not know the patient mentioned and that he would have put the stamp on the Referral-Excerpt at a request of a colleague. According to the physician heard, the request came from his colleague, who always examines the Dodon family and has close relations with the latter. The colleague is the wife of a councilor from the Chisinau Municipal Council, member of the faction of the party whose member the defendant was. At the same time, she said that the procedures indicated in the Referral-Excerpt were not necessary to be carried out abroad, as they are available in Moldova and  there are no such recommendations in the national clinical protocol on the treatment of the Covid-19 infection (medium seriousness form).    

In these circumstances, prosecutors today made raisings of documents and IT devices, and so all actions will be considered through the committing of an offence of manufacturing, holding, sale or use of official documents which give rights and a criminal file opened in this respect.  

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