Lawyer: Interpol confirmed that the case against Renato Usatyi is of a political nature
The prosecutor ignored the regular session of the court in the case of the leader of “Our Party”, Renato Usatyi. According to lawyer Anatol Istrate, the prosecutor’s office delays the process, as the court has reason to cancel the arrest warrant in the name of the leader of OP, given that Interpol has confirmed the political nature of the criminal case.
“The court considered two complaints from the defense: the cancellation of the arrest warrant in the name of Renato Usatyi and the transfer of the criminal case to the UK”, - Istrate said. According to him, the hearings have been postponed due to the fact that the prosecutor did not attend the session and was fined by the court.
Istrate stressed that this demonstrates that the prosecutor’s office delays the process, since Interpol refused to Moldova to issue an international arrest warrant in the name of Renato Usatyi.
“In the argumentation of its position, Interpol mentioned that the refusal is related to the political reason [of the criminal case], as well as the fact that the British law enforcement bodies have never pursued Renato Usatyi and had no intention”, - Istrate stressed.
Finally, according to the lawyer, the court had reason to cancel the arrest warrant in the name of Usatyi, “particularly when we have confirmation from the international organization of what we have repeatedly said - the case against Renato Usatyi is of political nature”.