The Diario Extra newspaper published an article entitled “Fugitive Romanians choose Costa Rica as a refuge”, referring to Elena Udrea, about whom it says that “she is a very controversial woman in her country”, reminding that she is a former minister accused of corruption deeds. The article which also invokes the Romanian press, mentions Alina Bica, too.
“Costa Rica and Madagascar are separated by thousands of kilometers and many hours of flight by the plane, but they have a particularity that attracts the Romanians trying to escape from the justice of their country: none of them has an extradition treaty with Romania” wrote the author of the article in the Costa Rican publication, mentioning that this is exactly why Costa Rica has become a golden destination for the politicians from the “Balkan state” and that the most recent case is Elena Udrea’s case, a former Tourism Minister about whom it is mentioned that she was accused of influence peddling and she asked for political asylum.
The article, which takes information from the Romanian press on the accusations brought to Udrea and her extradition, also mentions the former head of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Alina Bica.
The material is accompanied by two pictures of Udrea from a pictorial made for The One, and by another picture published by a tabloid, in which Udrea wears a swimsuit; the comment attached to the pictures is “Elena Udrea is a very controversial woman in her country”.
Elena Udrea: I wonder, what’s next? Will they send someone with neurotoxin, as in the case of the assassination attempt of the former Russian spy Serghei Skripal?
In reply, Udrea stated that this journalistic material is not an accident and she wonders if they will send someone to assassinate her with neurotoxin, reminding the case of the former Russian spy Serghei Skripal, who was poisoned in London.
“That material wasn’t an accident, as it was not an accident the appearance of other articles in the online press, as well as an ample TV news, in the recent weeks. While the previous ones quoted DIGI Tv, the recent one, the one in question now, quoted Rise Project, which sent its representatives here, too. I wonder who pays this expensive trip of an obscure website with news delivered by the Securitate?” Elena Udrea wrote on her Facebook account.
Udrea says that she is not important to the Costa Rican press, but to the “Romanian system” that is shook up and struggles to resist.
“Therefore, I am not that relevant for the Costa Rican press, so that they make efforts to write about me. But I am extremely important to the Romanian System, which now shaking from the ground, desperately struggling to resist. And this is despite the exposure of all the abuses and breaches of the law committed by it, an exposure that culminates in the appearance of the Protocols between SRI and all of the institutions that matter in order for the System to be able to grab the power in Romania” she also wrote.
Udrea is wondering if they will send someone to assassinate her with neurotoxin, reminding of the case of former Russian spy poisoned in London.
“I wonder what’s next? Will they send someone with neurotoxin, as in the case of the assassination attempt since March, in London, against the former Russian spy Serghei Skripal, who was a refugee there? This action of the Romanian Securitate in Costa Rica only strengthens my arguments related to the harassment and abuses to which I am subject for three years by Coldea, Kovesi and all those who served and are serving this System of illegal and abusive power” Udrea added.
She claims that these abuses made her ask for international protection in a state that has a “real respect”.
“These abuses made me choose to ask for international protection in a state that has a real respect, an adequate and coherent legislation and a solid practice in respecting human fundamental rights and freedoms”, she concluded.