Oprea sends letter to Tăriceanu: ‘It was not my intention to run away from Justice’

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Former Deputy PM Gabriel Oprea has submitted a request on Friday to the Senate Speaker, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, calling for re-voting in his case, commenting that he wants justice for Bogdan Gigină, but that his case “it seems not to be about justice, but about revenge”.

“Today I have submitted the request to the Senate Speaker. It was not and it is not my intention to run away from Justice. However, what is going on with this file is wrong. I want justice for Bogdan Gigină, but this file does not look to be about justice, but about revenge and politically motivated reckoning,” Oprea wrote on Facebook, where he posted a photograph of the request to be discussed by the Senate’s Standing Bureau on Monday.

He hasn’t mentioned the topic of resignation.

Gabriel Oprea said Wednesday evening that he felt harassed in the Gigină file, claiming he would give up political immunity before the election. “Soon I will give up this immunity before the elections. I think it was a political trap. I’ve seen that all parties voted for this, which is unusual. (…) I do not do politics anymore. I give up, I should have done the same as the first time, to ask for immunity waving,” Gabriel Oprea said for Antena 3 TV.

Former Deputy PM Gabriel Oprea cannot be prosecuted for culpable homicide in the file of death policeman Bogdan Gigină’s death, the Senate decided on Monday. The decision was taken by the Senate with 73 votes ‘against’ the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) request and only 45 votes ‘for’, and 6 votes cancelled. The vote was secret with balls, according to the Senate regulation.

 

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