CSM has notified Judicial Inspection in Sebastian Ghita’s file. US Embassy, critical

The Vice-president of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), prosecutor Luminita Palade, has notified on Thursday the Judicial Inspection about Sebastian Ghita’s statements about the file he is being investigated by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), hotnews.ro reports.

Prosecutor Luminita Palade has notified the Judicial Inspection “in order to carry out checks, according to legal competences, to determine whether and to what extent the public statements made by MP Sebastian Ghita has prejudiced the independence of DNA prosecutors and the judiciary as a whole,” reads a CSM press release.

Deputy Sebastian Ghita said on Wednesday the arrest is used in Romania as a modern instrument of torture to get new denunciations. Ghita also claimed that the prosecutors are struggling for three months to build up a file on the name of Victor Ponta’s wife, Daciana Sarbu and that he was put under pressure to denounce the former PM.

 

US Embassy: Parliamentary immunity shouldn’t be used as a shield

The US Embassy in Bucharest said that parliamentary immunity should not be used as a shield against the law.

As we have said many times in the past, cutting down corruption is vital to prosperity, security and overall development of Romania. Although we do not comment on individual cases, an essential principle of democracy is that all people are equal before the law. Parliamentary immunity should not be used abusively or inappropriately to protect someone, reads a press release from the US Embassy.

The reaction of the diplomatic mission comes after the Chamber of Deputies rejected the DNA request to remand and arrest MP Sebastian Ghita, accused of corruption.

 

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