Elena Udrea remains behind bars in Costa Rica, media reports

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Former Tourism minister Elena Udrea’s motion to be released from prison in Costa Rica has been denied, the mass media in Costa Rica reports, as quoted by Digi 24.

A news portal in Costa Rica reported the information quoting the Public Ministry in this country.

Elena Udrea and Alina Bica (former DIICOT chief prosecutor) had requested the judges that the preventive arrest should be replaced by judicial control or house arrest, but their motion has been denied, so they remain behind bars.

Elena Udrea has been imprisoned in Vilma Curling prison in Costa Rica since early October, after she had been arrested by Interpol. She had asked for political asylum in Costa Rica, with a pending petition in this regard.

Udrea gave birth to a baby girl in September in Costa Rica.

She received a final prison sentence for 6 years in the „Bute Gala” file for bribe taking and abuse of office, but she fled Romania at the end of 2017, asking for political asylum in Costa Rica.

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