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PSD’s Dragnea says at some point, amnesty should be implemented, anticipates violent rally in October

Social-democrat leader, Liviu Dragnea, has pleaded again, Sunday evening, in favour of a law on amnesty.

“At some point, amnesty should be implemented in this country. I don’t know when. Maybe after one year, two years, when the Parliament and the Government decide, so that we don’t have to speak about abuses. Thousands of magistrates have criminal files. Do you believe they judge only according to their conscience and based on evidence beyond reasonable doubt? I think not. When the party decides, the coalition, the Government, amnesty should be implemented,” Liviu Dragnea said for Romania TV private broadcaster.

“There was talk I want it for me. It’s not for me that I want it. Let them implement amnesty and exclude me,” he added.

He referred to sentences based on fake evidence, to innocent people in jail, to the sentences issued based on the secret protocols.

Asked who should open the discussion on this topic, Dragnea answered: “Maybe the Justice Minister, maybe the Parliament, many more.”

A violent rally is to be organized

The PSD Chairman said he is aware a new rally, similar to the one on August 10, is to be organized by the end of October, as ‘this is Klaus Iohannis’ intention’.

“Lately, it’s been discussed that a new rally is to be organized, also for protests, likely to be violent, sometime at the end of October. May it will be based on the idea that the gendarmes are already under investigation, they are under pressure, and then the protesters can do what they want. What is to be done – a strong blow against an institution that ensures public order and the state institutions. (…) This is irresponsible, to lead Romania towards chaos,” Dragnea said.

The judges of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) have released at mid-September, the reasoning for sentencing PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea to 3 years and 6 months imprisonment, in the employment file at DGASPC Teleorman. The reasoning reads that he had an unlawful, antisocial and immoral conduct, in disagreement with the rank of public dignity – Chairman of the Teleorman County Council.

“The defendant Dragnea Nicolae Liviu, by instigating the defendant Alesu Floarea to violate her duties in the sense of maintaining in office the two employees, Botorogeanu Adriana and Stoica Anisa Niculina, knowing that they are not present at work and are violating their duties provided in the individual labour contract and in the job description, has adopted an unlawful, antisocial and immoral behavior, in disagreement with the rank of public dignity held, the degree of representation and the trust provided by citizens in the electoral process, leading to a violation of the prestige of the exerted function and of the good development of the social relations within the public institutions,” reads the reasoning of the ICCJ judges for the sentencing decision to 3 years and 6 months in prison for Liviu Dragnea.

The Supreme Court sentenced Liviu Dragnea to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment in the employment of the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC) Teleorman, in which he is charged with instigating to abuse in service. The ruling was made by two of the three judges of the panel. The third judge voted for the acquittal. The ruling is not final, the five judge panel will issue the final sentence.

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