The right of expression is free and unconditional, regardless of the shared opinion, Interior Minister Carmen Dan stated on a Facebook post, referring to the criticism she received on the social network when commenting on Dragnea’s conviction.
“Many of those who commented with enthusiasm my last post, probably expected me to close my Facebook page. I won’t do it because I am a person who assumes his/her opinions and out of respect, firstly, for myself, I express them in a decent language,” reads the post.
The Minister states that she doesn’t intend to delete the comments, adding that they are meant to reflect different opinions, too.
“Honestly, I deeply doubt that someone with good intentions can empathize with someone who is addressing another person with names that are impossible to reproduce, especially because they know that most Romanians have a common sense! A lot!,” Carmen Dan wrote.
On Thursday, Interior Minister Carmen Dan, on a Facebook post, stated that the Supreme Court sentence in the “Teleorman DGASPC” case, through which Liviu Dragnea was convicted is a a “politicised one.”
“Moderation is a proof of wisdom and, as long as the battle hasn’t ended, I believe that it’s best to intelligently be quiet than to gratuitously rejoice … It’s not for the first time when me and my party colleagues must show our unity and strength of character in front of some difficult moments. I was and will be next to the party chairman, Liviu Dragnea, and I believe that, he will prove his innocence in the end. It’s not a final ruling! It’s obvious that this sentence is a politicised one. It’s the vindictive response not only to the street pressure, but also to the attempt of the legislative and executive authorities to reform the rule of law, the real one! To harmonise the legislation by observing the constitution and the CCR [Constitutional Court of Romania] decisions, as it happens in any authentic democracy!,” Carmen Dan stated, mentioning that “such a solution cannot bring Dragnea down.”