Moldova. Chisinau Court of Appeal leaves Dodon under house arrest

The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Moldova decided to extend the house arrest of ex-president Igor Dodon until September 21.

The court responded to the prosecutor’s request to extend Dodon’s detention on charges of high treason, financial and administrative corruption and illegal financing of the Socialist Party of Moldova.

“The Chisinau Court of Appeal rejected the objection of the defender of the former President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, to extend the period of keeping his client under house arrest,” the TASS correspondent quotes the press secretary of the Moldovan prosecutor’s office, Mariana Kerbek.

Dodon said he had evidence proving his innocence, as he claimed that the cases brought against him for political reasons were aimed at damaging the Republican Socialist Party, which he previously headed and which is considered the largest opposition party in Moldova.

It is noteworthy that Dodon took over as president of the Moldovan-Russian Business Federation after its defeat in the 2021 elections and resignation as chairman of the Socialist Republican Party of Moldova.

The prosecutor’s office also accused Dodon’s wife of conspiracy and illegal enrichment and did not allow her to leave the country, and her brother was arrested in connection with this case.

Source: TASS

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