Another ‘August 10’ clash could take place anytime, interim PG says

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Interim Prosecutor General Bogdan Licu has said on Thursday that, in Romania, the election campaign lasts one year and seven months, so another ‘August 10’ clash could occur anytime.

Licu said the all the events at the August 10, 2018 protest rally are being investigated, ziare.com reports.

“The election campaign in Romania will further last one year and seven months, so that an August 10 event could occur anytime,” the interim Prosecutor General said. The statement came as Licu was asked about the information that the Military Prosecutor’s Office allegedly requested the Floreasca Hospital for information regarding the institutions which asked about the injured people on the night of August 10 to 11, 2018, after the violence in Victoriei Square.

The Prosecutor’s Office has announced it has extended the criminal investigation in the file on August 10 protests, focused on the Gendarmes’ intervention to evacuate Victoriei Square, resulted in injured protesters. The prosecutors say that the violence was not justified.

The military prosecutors with the Prosecutor General’s Office have extended the allegations in the file on the violence during the August 10, 2018 protests for the Gendarmerie chiefs Catalin Sindile, Laurentiu Cazan and Sebastian Cucos.

In September 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced that the head of the Romanian Gendarmerie, Cătălin Sindile, his deputy, Sebastian Cucoş and Mihai Chirică, state secretary with the Interior Ministry, are prosecuted for complicity to abuse of office and complicity to improper participation in abusive behavior in continued form. At the same time, Major Laurenţiu Cazan, General Director of the Bucharest Gendarmerie General Directorate, is prosecuted for abuse of office, improper participation in abusive behavior in continued form, improper participation to intellectual forgery and improper participation in utilization of forgery.

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