"Judges ignore the practice of ECHR". The court extended the preliminary arrest against Grinku again

The court extended the preliminary arrest against Felix Grinku, an activist of Our Party, again. According to his lawyer Ivan Cherga, the court ignores the practice of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and is guided solely by the statements of prosecutors, not backed up by evidence.

<p>Thus, during the trial held on Monday, the issue of extending the measure of restraint against Felix Grinku on the one hand was considered, and on the other hand, the defense applied for a change in the measure of restraint to arrest in quarters.</p>

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<p>“However, the court did not accept our arguments and it was decided to extend for another 30 days,” said the lawyer of Grinku, Ivan Cherga.</p>
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<p>Thus, according to the decision of the judge Vitalie Chumak, which will come into force on July 8, the activist of Our Party will continue to be under preliminary arrest until August 7.</p>
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<p>He stressed that apparently Moldovan courts are guided solely by unsubstantiated statements of prosecutors, do not take into account the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, Cherga said.</p>
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<p>Recall that activist of Our Party Felix Grinku was detained on November 17 within the framework of the resumed criminal case, which was previously closed three times by the decisions of the courts of the Center sectors, Riscani, and also in 2013 by the Supreme Court of Justice, which recognized Grinku as not guilty. Nevertheless, in October this did not prevent the Appeals Chamber from cancelling the decision of the lower instance that put the activist under arrest in quarters for 25 days, and issue a warrant for detention for a period of 30 days. Since then, Felix Grinku continues to be in the pre-trial detention center of the capital prison No. 13. The criminal case against the activist is considered to be politically motivated in Our Party.</p>

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