The former Mayor of Constanta, Radu Mazare, was brought to Rahova Penitentiary, after being taken from Otopeni Airport by a car of the National Administration of Penitentiaries.
According to the procedure, he will be in quarantine for 21 days, after which he will be transferred to a penitentiary near his home town.
The authorities of the Republic of Madagascar informed on 14 May that they had accepted Mazare’s extradition.
The Romanian Police immediately launched the necessary formalities to bring him to Romania, they announced on Wednesday.
An escort made up of Romanian police officers went to Madagascar to take over Radu Mazare.
Mazare has been in Madagascar for more than a year, where he sought asylum.
The former mayor has multiple convictions in Romania, many of which are not final. The final sentence that attracted the international search warrant is the one passed on 8 February by the High Court of Cassation and Justice, when Radu Mazare was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in the case of illegal land retrocession in Constanta, Mamaia, beach and seafront.
Radu Mazare’s brother on those gladdened by ex-mayor’s situation: They should all enjoy in their lives the justice that Radu Mazare enjoyed in trial in which he received final prison sentence
Referring to those gladdened by the ex-mayor’s situation, Alexandru Mazare, Radu Mazare’s brother, stated on Monday that he prays that they would all enjoy in their lives the justice that Radu Mazare enjoyed in the trial in which he received a final prison sentence.
“I want to say only one thing. I have a great request. I have seen that many are gladdened by the situation Radu finds himself in. This attitude of theirs, the lack of any political culture, of any critical analysis of the present situation in Romania, of any kind of attention to human rights and freedoms, reminds me of the behaviour of Mao’s Red Guards during the time of the Great Cultural Revolution. I have only one great request from God: that all these people should enjoy in their lives the justice that Radu Mazare enjoyed in this trial in which he received a final prison sentence. The amount of justice he enjoyed here, while on trial, that much justice these people should enjoy from God in their time of need,” Alexandru Mazare stated.
In what concerns the current situation of his brother, whom Romanian authorities have already taken in custody and who is expected to arrive in Bucharest on Monday evening, he said: “I have no details. He’s in an airplane, how should I know?”.
“Subliminal” message: On the day the ex-mayor was repatriated, European Commission’s Representation informs how much peas Romania imported from Madagascar
Against the backdrop of the repatriation of former Constanta Mayor Radu Mazare (e.n. mazare means peas in Romanian), the European Commission’s Representation in Romania posted on Facebook that the EU imported 179,000 kilograms of peas from Madagascar last year, worth more than EUR 800,000.
“In 2018, the European Union imported 179,000 kilograms of peas from the Republic of Madagascar, worth a total of more than EUR 800,000,” reads the Facebook posting of the EC Representation in Romania.