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Singapore Foreign Ministry: We will continue to monitor the Silviu Ionescu case

The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Friday, it will continue to monitor the Silviu Ionescu case and that it expects the Romanian authorities will honour their promise to ensure justice is done in this case. “We have to respect the court’s decision, but we understand that Romanian prosecutors will appeal against it. At any rate, this doesn’t mean the defendant will not be tried,” is stated in a release by the Singapore Foreign Ministry’s press bureau, launched immediately after the District 3 Court allowed a petition for release under judicial control, made by the former charge d’affaires Silviu Ionescu.


“We will continue to keep a watch on the situation and we expect Romanian authorities will honour their promise to see that justice is done in this case,” is further stated in the aforementioned release. The District 3 Court allowed a petition for release under judicial control, made by the former charge d’affaires Silviu Ionescu, in the case regarding the December 2009 accident in Singapore, but the decision can be contested.


Silviu Ionescu was deferred to justice on July 1, by the prosecutors of the High Court, on charges of accidental killing, accidental injury, flight from the crime scene and false testimony.


Based on the evidence presented during the investigation, it emerged that, on December 15, 2009, around 3:10, while driving an Audi A6 belonging to the Romanian Embassy and failing to stop at the green light, at a junction, Silviu Ionescu, Romania’s “ad interim” charge d’affaires to Singapore caused an accident, injuring two pedestrians aged 30 and, respectively, 24, who were crossing in their own right.

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