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Romanian arrested in Bolivia turned down consular assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed that the man arrested in Bolivia for an alleged terrorist attack has turned down the consular assistance offer given by a Romanian diplomat sent there for that purpose. The man has dual Romanian and Hungarian citizenship. The man has declared in writing too that he wants consular assistance only from Hungary, Mediafax informs. At the same time, the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) has issued a communiqué to the Nine O’Clock editorial office, showing that they were asked by the family of the man arrested in Bolivia to officially intervene in this case because Hungary lacks a diplomatic mission at ambassadorial level in Bolivia and that the Order’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accepted the humanitarian mission. Thanks to the efforts exerted by the KMFAP, the services of a law firm were contracted. The law firm’s representatives have already visited the man in jail and have gathered the information needed in order to prepare his defense.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also announced yesterday that the body of the Romanian killed in Bolivia during a police intervention will be repatriated in Budapest several days from now, in accordance with the wish of the family of the deceased. The consular procedures for the transportation of the body have been finalized, with the financial details set to be solved too.

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