27 May 2022 17:05

Prosecutors insist on former Moldovan President Dodon's arrest

CHISINAU. May 27 (Interfax) - Prosecutors have filed an appeal with the Appeals Chamber against the ruling on house arrest of former Moldovan President Igor Dodon and demanded his arrest for 30 days, the press service for the Moldovan Prosecutor General's Office said on Friday.

The prosecutors explained the need for the defendant's arrest by the fact that "there is a risk of evading the criminal prosecution authority; interference in the criminal investigation in order to eliminate evidence, commit new crimes, as well as stage mass unrest," the statement said.

Besides, "during the search, a ticket and foreign currency, including Russian rubles, were found. Moreover, the defendant himself confirmed that he had planned a trip to the Russian Federation, also carrying a diplomatic passport," the statement said.

The Prosecutor General's Office also said that a meeting of the Appeals Chamber to consider the prosecutors' request is scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 31.