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June 30, 2022

Basescu blames the raids performed by DNA and DIICOT and pleads for a country where institutions would be respected, not feared

Ex-President Traian Basescu took to Facebook on Saturday to accuse the way state institutions in Romania, such as DNA, DIICOT, The Police Department, ANAF are “raiding” after his presidential term ended, and launched the warning that, this way, “fear could come simultaneously with hatred”.

“For six months, in Romania, everybody is raiding.

DNA is raiding with armies of masked officers and dozens of cameramen to arrest a “white collar” person

DIICOT is raiding with armies of masked officers and dozens of cameramen (and they are the only ones where the massive presence of masked officers is justified).

Police is raiding with masked officers and cameramen.

Even the Gendarmerie is raiding with masked officers and cameramen.

ANAF is raiding over small kiosks with rows of cars and armies of camera men.

Ministers are raiding over big stores accompanied by armies of cameramen.

And all of these are interpreting law differently from one case to the next.

Really, the only way to govern the country is to instill terror from the raids of state institutions?

Pay attention, fear could come simultaneously with hatred.

We have to wish for a country where the state institutions are more respected and less feared”, Basescu wrote in a message on his Facebook page.


General Prosecutor’s Office asks for investigation into disappearance of DIICOT recordings involving Traian Basescu


The General Prosecutor’s Office has demanded a high-level investigation into the disappearance of Directorate  for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) recordings that feature former President Traian Basescu. The Prosecutor’s Office wants to probe the disappearance of the CDs containing the recordings of the phone conversations of Sorin Blejnar, former head of ANAF arraigned in the ‘Diesel Oil’ case concerning tax evasion with oil products, Traian Basescu and businessman Dorin Cocos. The CDs disappeared in unknown circumstances despite being locked up at the DIICOT headquarters. Meanwhile, the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) has managed to reconstitute the recordings which are now in the possession of DIICOT and the court, Romania TV informs.

Prosecutors so far have not offered explanations on the way in which the 213 pieces of evidence disappeared and DIICOT has notified the General Prosecutor’s Office in order for it to clarify the issue.

The audio recordings may contain information that may incriminate the former president.





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