Moldova is a small Eastern European country, which signed “The Moldova–European Union Association Agreement”. Today, notorious oligarch Plahotniuc seized power in the country. Corruption and theft of public funds have become the hallmark of the current Moldovan regime. Neither the US nor EU cannot do anything with it or do not wish. There are political repressions in the country. Several months ago ex-delegate, honorary member of PACE [Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe] Grigory Petrenko and his colleagues were detained. Untill now they are in custody without any charges brought.
Originally appeared at Moldnews, translated by Carpatho-Russian exclusively fort SouthFront
The ruling regime let loose armed special forces troops who used violence on the political prisoners of the “Petrenko Group” after expelling the press from the court’s hall.
The incident occurred in a courtroom of the Ryshkan sector on Monday, February 15, and was photographed on a mobile phone by participants in the process. An exclusive recording was published by Agency “OMEGA” .
The violent acts of the policemen also continued in the corridor of the legal institution: there the former deputy, honorary member of PACE [Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe] Grigory Petrenko and his companions, chained in handcuffs, were violently dragged out by their feet from the court building.
These unreasonably cruel actions of the special forces troops were taken and published by one of the leaders of the protest movement, journalist Vasile Nestase.
The press was blocked at this time by police in a corner of a corridor of the court building. The journalists were forbidden to record the special forces “operation”.
It must be noted that at the session which took place on Monday, February 15 in the Court of the Ryshkan sector were present representatives of the administration of embassies of the EU and the USA, and the Delegation of the European Union in Moldova.
Let us recall that a number of members and activists of the opposition party “Red Bloc”, led by the former deputy, honorary member of PACE Grigory Petrenko, are in custody since September 6, 2015 after a peaceful protest in front of the Prosecutor General’s Office against the oligarchical ruling regime.