Former President Ion Iliescu submits complaint to the Special Department for Investigating Magistrates regarding the Revolution File

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Former President Ion Iliescu’s attorney, Adrian Georgescu, has announced on Wednesday he has submitted a complaint to the Special Department for Investigating Magistrates (SIIJ), requesting checks regarding the way the Revolution File was sent to court by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

The lawyer said the Revolution File could have the same path as the Miners’ Riot file, i.e. to be sent back to the Prosecutor’s Office, ziare.com informs.

The June 13-15, 1990 ‘Miners’ riot file’, in which former President Ion Iliescu, former Prime Minister Petre Roman and former SRI Director Virgil Magureanu have been sued for crimes against humanity, will return to the Prosecutor’s Office for remaking the investigation, the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) decided on Wednesday, which found the nullity of the indictment. The decision may be subject to appeal, hotnews.ro reports.

The lawyer said the complaint in the Revolution File is about abuse of office.

“I can’t say 100%, but 99% it could be returned. I believe it is the same premise. Noticing the shortages mentioned in the Miners’ Riot file, the prosecutors have tried to present better criminal investigation in the Revolution File. However, they forgot they had criminal investigations ongoing when presenting the document. We’ve notified the Special Department on the way the indictment was made,” Georgescu said.

He added that the complaint does not aim a prosecutor.

The prosecutors with the Military Department with the Prosecutor General’s Office sent the Revolution File to court in April 2019, in which Ion Iliescu, Gelu Voican Voiculescu and Iosif Rus are charged with crimes against humanity, according the an announcement made at the time by former Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar.

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