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October 24, 2021

Ioan Talpes, questioned by Supreme Court prosecutors

Former presidential aide Ioan Talpes was questioned Tuesday by prosecutors of the Supreme Court, as a witness, in the case in which Syrian Muhammad al-Nashiri complained about being detained in a CIA prison on Romanian soil. Upon leaving the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Talpes said that he was cited in order to answer questions as witness in the al-Nashiri. He added that prosecutors recommended him to keep silent about the discussion. “I was recommended to observe the confidentiality of this discussion about the issue of prisons on Romanian territory,” Talpes said, quoted by Mediafax. Asked if he was asked to testify as former chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Ioan Talpes answered that he was not the chief of SIE when al-Nashiri filed the complaint, as he was head of the Presidential Administration, advisor for defence, public order and national security.

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