Over 2,000 students protested in eleven University Centres
Over 2,000 students attended protests yesterday in eleven University Centres throughout the country to express the discontent caused by the postponement of the 15 per cent increase of their scholarships until October and by the fact that they failed to receive their usual price cuts for transportation, the National Alliance of the Students’ Association in Romania (ANOSR) announces, according to Mediafax. The protests took place in Bucharest, Iasi, Galati, Suceava, Cluj, Timisoara, Brasov, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Constanta and Baia Mare. ANOSR wants to outline these issues and to demand the Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation (MECI) to keep its promises of October 2008 that included a 15 per cent increase of the scholarships starting in January 2009. The increase of the sums must be applied retroactively, starting in April 2009, the President of the Alliance, Cezar Haj announced in a press release sent to Mediafax yesterday.
Mandate of DNA Prosecutor Doru Tulus extended three months
At the request of the chief prosecutor of DNA, Daniel Morar, the prosecutor general of Romania, Laura Codruta Kovesi, decided to extend the delegation of Doru Tulus in the office of chief prosecutor of the Section on combating offences related to corruption offences, for a period of 90 days. At the proposal of the chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Division, Daniel Morar, the prosecutor general of the Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Appeals and Justice also decided to delegate Laura Oprean, chief prosecutor of Cluj Territorial Service, in the office of deputy chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Division, for a period of 90 days, starting on April 1, 2009, DNA announces.
CSM demands prison sentences for defamation of the deceased
The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) declared that the laws of the forthcoming Civil Code referring to the damage of the memory of the deceased should be considered a felony – a version of defamation – and introduced in the Criminal Code,” Realitatea TV announces. Therefore, CSM intends to convict persons who “damage the memory of a person who passed away be words, gestures, by exposure to mockery or by the attributing of a defect, of an illness or of a physical disability that should not be publicly revealed even if they were real,” to prison or criminal fine, even if damaging the memory of the deceased does not jeopardize public order.