JUSTICE

Gregorian Bivolaru to be extradited to Romania

Gregorian Bivolaru will be extradited to Romania, after a Paris court rejected his appeal. The requests lodged by Swedish authorities, which pointed out that Bivolaru had been offered asylum, were also rejected.

The decision is final so French and Romanian authorities will carry out the extradition. Romania’s High Court of Justice sentenced the former leader of MISA, on 14 June 2013, to six years in jail for having intercourse with a minor, TVR informs. The sentence was final and executory.

Following the verdict, Bivolaru was placed on Interpol’s list of wanted persons, since he was in Sweden at the time. The former leader of MISA fled Romania in August 2004, after he was indicted. Eight months later he was apprehended and arrested in Sweden, however he asked for political asylum. Swedish authorities accepted his request.

The former leader of MISA was apprehended in France on February 26 and was remanded on pre-trial arrest at the Fresnes penitentiary. Romanian authorities requested his extradition. The trial was postponed several times since Paris court judges had not received from Swedish authorities the documents pertaining to Bivolaru’s status as a person granted political asylum. At the time he was detained in France, Bivolaru had a fake Bulgarian ID.

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