The Minister of Home Affairs today gave parliamentarians in the defense committee an explanation of the brutal intervention of the police against peaceful demonstrators who met on Victorieiplein on 10 August. He insisted that he had no operational duty at that time, that he had not given any orders, and moreover that those legislators were not entitled to judge the possibility or justification of the law enforcement actions.
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Updated 13:45 – The hearing with the Defense Committee of the Chamber of Deputies has ended.
Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan says that on 10 August he did not speak to Bucharest prefecture, Speranţa Cliseru, when the diaspora met and heard about the order of the gendarmes for the restoration of public order after it had been signed. Carmen Dan also said at the end of the hearing in the defense committee in Parliament that she answered all questions to the committee members and that she would make the report available to them.
"At lunchtime I went to the ministry and got information all day long.I did not speak to the prefect (prefect of Bucharest, Hope Cliseru, nr) on August 10. I received the information about the information flow after signing the order to restore public order, "Interior Minister Carmen Dan said at the end of the hearing in the Defense Commission.
Then he recalled that he had not received an official invitation to come to the committee, but felt that he should be present at the hearings. The minister also said that he had answered all questions from the members of the defense committee and that he would provide them with a report on the protest of 10 August.
"We have made all the necessary comments and we are ready to make this report available to the committee members, if they think there are problems that need to be clarified after they have analyzed and go through the details of this report, we are At their disposal, apart from the political disputes, I believe that today we have been able to answer many of the questions posed both in the public space and by the members of the committee.
As a result of this event, we still have an active role that we perform through competent structures. (…) We also discussed with the chairman of the committee, he will immediately initiate the procedure for requesting and making the report available and once this procedure is completed, we will make this report available, "said Carmen Dan.
In the Defense Committee of the Chamber of Deputies exciting discussions take place on Tuesday, while Carmen Dan is heard after the violence of the protests of 10 August. Opposition MPs, as well as ISU chief Raed Arafat, Major Laurentiu Cazan, and Sebastian Cucos, former head of the Gendarmerie, in addition to Interior Minister Carmen Dan, are present in the meeting room.
"I would rather start by specifying the role and competence of the minister on August 10. We have all the transparency, provided that we comply with the legal procedure.On August 10, around noon I was at the ministry because It seemed normal to me and therefore I think every responsible manager should do in a situation where the ministry's structures were involved in an event of this magnitude.
Initially I got the information from the TV. Of course we had information about how we organized, mission planning, but we expected it to be a big event. We analyzed everything that was spoken in the media until the time we took the decision and, as I said, I interrupted my leave and I was at the ministry from the afternoon. I stayed in my office. Everything I asked – and my colleagues know that – had to be informed.
It is of course for the minister to receive information about everything that is going on and I left the ministry around 3 o'clock when my colleagues completed the mission and when I wanted to come to the minister's office to share their own experiences. to share, "Carmen Dan said in the Defense Committee in Parliament at the beginning of the meeting.
"Perhaps we will talk about the aggressiveness of those who have forced the government and those who put pressure on the gendarmes," said Carmen Dan.
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"I want to assure you that there is no order pointing to violence," says Major Laurenţiu Cazan, who coordinated the action of gendarmes on August 10, protest on Victoriei Square.
Carmen Dan said that there was an internal investigation within the Gendarmerie and that a report would be made public at the end of this investigation.
A delegate from the opposition asked Carmen Dan whether politically he would accept the violence on Victoria Square on 10 August. The Minister of the Interior, however, has avoided a clear answer to this question.
"Are you pretending, can not you use a clear term without going through this report, are you out of the reach of objectivity? After reading this document, you're more likely to speak." Until then, there are other institutions that need to decide, for example the prosecutor's office, "replied the Minister of the Interior.
This hearing came at the request of the opposition, which asked last week to hear all those responsible for the intervention of the gendarmerie on 10 August.
PNL also launched a simple motion against the Minister of the Interior and together with PMP and USR requested a committee of inquiry for the protests of 10 August.