Over 50 revolution attendants submitted a complaint on Monday at the General Prosecutors’ Office against prosecutors’ resolution to close the Revolution file, Agerpres reports.
“All members of the Association (“December 21”, editor’s note) are here today to submit a complaint against the resolution issued by the four prosecutors of the Military Prosecutors Offices Department; it is a normal procedure. We would like to request the reopening of the file on the crimes they cleared out, crimes against humanity, as they are defined in the new Procedure Code”, the President of the December 21 Association, Teodor Maries (photo) declared on Monday, at Prosecutors’ Office headquarters.
He mentioned that the arguments included in the complaint are the same as the ones brought by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding an increasing number of decisions reached during the last few years.
“Their motivation (of prosecutors, editors’ note) is according to the instructions they were given. Whenever they issued resolutions that closed investigation in this file, it was political order. They were asked to do this in a certain way, they did what they were asked to do, the motivation is extremely weak, it does not sustain itself in any way, it is once again obvious that they are unfamiliar with the file and with the persons involved in the file.
They are talking about 700 deceases; actually, over 1,200 persons died during the Revolution. They are talking about approximately 4,000 injured and arrested; actually, there are over 8,000 casualties in the file of “December 21” Association, 11/P/2014”, Teodor Maries outlined.
He mentioned that the complaint in the name of the Association was submitted two weeks ago, when the Association received the motivation issued by prosecutors, yet, the members of the Association were willing to come personally and submit private complaints as well because each of them, individually, has been a plaintiff in this file.
“Approximately 200 successors of heroes filed further complaints, and in this line that appeared today, there are followers of martyr heroes, including the successors who became members of the ‘December 21′ Association”, Maries further declared.
The officers of the Military Prosecutors Offices Department at the High Court of Cassation Prosecutors’ Office closed on October 23 the file regarding the events of December 1989, that resulted in deaths, injuries and deprivation of prison of numerous persons, as well as the destruction of certain goods.
The decision was all the more surprising as the Miners’ Riots file was reopened and inquiries are now conducted on important leaders. Revolution attendants are prepared to follow all legal paths to cancel the closing decision.
“It was utter nonsense committed by the General Prosecutor. They have a possibility to fix it. If they maintain their decision, we will go to the High Court and see what happens there; I am confident that this decision would not be kept for too long”, Teodor Maries, leader of the “December 21” Association declared on Monday.
He went on to mention that the complaint in the name of the Association was submitted two weeks ago, then the Association also received the prosecutors’ motivation, and, from that point, the members of the Association keep coming in person to submit individual complaints, as everyone, individually, is a part of this file”, Agerpres mentions.
“Approximately 200 successors of heroes filed further complaints, and in this line that appeared today, there are followers of martyr heroes, including the successors who became members of the ‘December 21’ Association”, Maries pointed out.