Christian Democratic National Peasants’ Party (PNTCD) President Aurelian Pavelescu was questioned by the Prosecutors of the Bucharest Court of Appeal regarding a criminal complaint filed by two PNTCD members who accuse him of illegal deprivation of freedom, according to Evenimentul Zilei.
Two years ago, the meeting of the National Steering Council of PNTCD was held in a hall of the Modern Hotel near the party headquarters. At the time, two party members – Aura Ungureanu and Marian Popa – who wanted to participate or sit in during the meeting were prevented from entering the venue by the security agents who said their names were not on the participants list Pavelescu had left at the door.
At first, the case was investigated at a sector level, but, at the end of 2013, was referred to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Court of Appeal. The decision will be made in the next days, after the prosecutors have managed to hear the PNTCD president.
Aurelian Pavelescu’s defence was that the hotel security immobilised the two because they had stolen the attendance list and that he was not aware of what was happening. ‘Over the last years, because of the many conflicts inside the party that have become notorious, several people have been expelled and they wanted to take revenge on me and the party by publicly discrediting me’, he said.