20 April 2019

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

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20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Valeriu Boboc's barrister shares from witness's statements

He told that the man was hit in vital areas of the body, with special cruelty by several policemen, who thus abused their competence.
Info-Prim Neo, 4 June 2009, 17:02

Valeriu Boboc was killed intentionally, says Valeriu Plesca, the lawyer of the family of the young man allegedly killed in the April 7 havoc.

The lawyer quoted a witness, whose identity he declined to disclose. Valeriu Plesca says the witness was also beaten and ill-treated in the police's headquarters. The witness hid away for a while, fearing to be searched in connection with the Boboc case.

“On the night of April 8, Valeriu Boboc and other men were peacefully sitting near the Triumph Arch in Chisinau's downtown, watching the events on the Great National Assembly Square. Suddenly we were surrounded by 50 armed policemen. The police ordered us to lay on the ground and started to beat us with clubs, legs and weapons,” the lawyer read out from the witness's testimonies. He was called to lay testimonies on June 1.

“Valeriu Boboc tried to cover his face with his hands, but after several hits he stopped moving,” the witness is reported to have said.

The barrister reminds that, initially, Boboc's death certificate reported that he allegedly got intoxicated by an unknown substance. But the coroner's points out another cause of death – “acute cardio-vascular insufficiency, determined by heart stop, following application of force in the throat area.”

At the lawyers' request, the General Prosecutor's Office accepted to hire a coroner from the EU to take part in unfolding a new examination, and may decide to exhume the corpse.

The barrister insist to hire international experts and to immediately exhume Valeriu Boboc, since the time's passing negatively influence the purpose of the examination.

Valeriu Boboc's parents believe the case of their dead son is delayed intentionally.

Valeriu Boboc, aged 23, was taken in the police's custody on reason he would have participated in the April 7 violent events. Prosecutors keep saying he died because of unidentified intoxication. His family claim he was beaten to death by police. He left a wife and a toddler.

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