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CSM: JusMin’s latest statements on acquittals might affect the independence of the prosecutors

The prosecutors section within the Superior Council of Magistracy has taken note of the statements made by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on the existence of an unfair repression in the case of the defendants who had been arrested and later on acquitted, while stating that these allegations risk „affecting the independence of the prosecutors when they order procedural measures.”

CSM also stresses that „the task of identifying the deeds stipulated by the criminal law, of investigating and holding authors of the deeds accountable belongs to the criminal prosecution bodies, while interpreting the law or enforcing the law, establishing the evidence and the factual situation falls under the authority of the courts”.

Referring to the latest acquittals (former PM Victor Ponta or ex-constitutional judge Toni Grebla) Justice Minister Tudorel Toader considers an inventory should be made of the Romanians who have “unjustly suffered following investigations and arrests”. Toader has stated on Tuesday that “we have to see the general picture”, arguing that compensations would not cover for all „the undeserved jail suffering”.

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