Union leaders say Borboly’s release on bail is a ‘fair and just’ decision. UDMR leaders in the Szekely community call the arrest of the head of Harghita County Council ‘a base bullying act’.
UDMR President Kelemen Hunor said during a press conference yesterday that the National Anti-corruption Department (DNA) had, in certain cases, taken over the role of political police. He presented a few arguments in support of his assertion, which he had also made on Duna TV. ‘Since 2005-2006, there have been cases where we have observed a perverse transformation – the role of the political police up until 1989 was taken over by some prosecutors, especially from DNA,’ Kelemen Hunor stressed, according to Mediafax. He also referred to cases affecting the rights of national minorities. ‘On very many occasions we have noticed that decisions touched upon the rights of the national minorities, including the use of the maternal language in the local administration, the symbols of the local and national communities and many other aspects, including the restitution of properties, such as in the Miko case in Sfantu Gheorghe.
We said it was a perverse transformation because there is no longer a political police, justice decisions are not to be discussed, but such decisions actually hurt the rights of national minorities far too many times,’ Kelemen Hunor noted.In his opinion, the President of Harghita County Council, Borboly Csaba, ‘conducted himself according to the law each time’, is ‘a very detached and devoted person’, who has always respected the laws of Romania. The UDMR leader added that the decision of the Targu Mures Court of Appeal to release Borboly during the criminal proceedings was ‘fair and just’.Kelemen Hunor was not the only one who made statements on the situation of the President of Harghita County Council. Several UDMR leaders in the Szekely Land say Borboly’s arrest was ‘a base bullying act’. The UDMR locally elected leaders in the Szekely region believe DNA’ action against the head of the Harghita County Council is ‘part of the process into which many political leaders of the Union have been dragged’, as well as ‘a base bullying act’, noting that, lately ‘attacks’ on the Hungarian community have multiplied. ‘He has done his job, he has continued his work and strongly represented the cause we are all fighting for: defend the rights and symbols of the Szekely community,’ the persons signing the release say.
According to the leaders of local public administrations and UDMR in the Szekely Land, the date chosen by the prosecutors is also not a coincidence, as Borboly Csaba, the host of the 11th UDMR Congress, was arrested just ten days before the important political event scheduled to take place in Miercurea Ciuc.
Borboly may not be head of CJ Harghita
The Targu Mures Court of Appeal decided on Tuesday that Borboly Csaba, who has been released on bail pending the completion of investigation for corruption, would be suspended as President of Harghita County Council for 30 days. The Court ordered that Borboly Csaba and the other three defendants in the case may not continue to exercise the profession in connection with which they committed the alleged corruption offence for a period of 30 days. When leaving the court room, Borboly Csaba told the press he would take leave for 30 days. He also stressed that he had last been on leave six years before and noted that he would be replaced by one of the vice presidents of Harghita County Council.