The government of Romania is considering amnesty for the convictions for corruption and bribery during Laura Codruta Kovesi at the head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate. This possible decision comes after years of increasingly serious and public accusations of dishonest and deceptive tactics used to reach the impressive 92% DNA conviction rate. Concern about a politicized legal system that violates the rule of law and legal procedures has led some government members to think of such dramatic action, informs the foreign newspaper New Europe.
In August, the former British forces wrote to Lord Robathan for a conservative house, leaving the revocation of Kovesi Romania at a crossroads of roads that is now free to remove concerns about a politicized legal system and a passage for someone who gives priority to the freedom of the individual and the rule of law. & # 39;
Speaking of the nature of the statements made to the DNA during the Kovesi regime, he also said: "Unfortunately, many of the convictions against corruption praised in the past are a result of corruption and protocols of illegal cooperation between authorities, often at the expense of human rights, civil liberties and judicial independence. "
These concerns, from Western politicians alone, made all this debate about amnesty possible. What has been alarming in Romania in the past has now gone beyond its borders, many Europeans are increasingly aware of the abuses that have occurred in recent years while disguising corruption. Because of these allegations, the Romanian government took the demands for amnesty seriously, knowing that possible thousands of convictions can not be considered safe.
In the six years of Kovesi, DNA has been transformed into an almighty operation that can destroy someone's reputation. Dark tactics have been used, including accusations of falsifying evidence, intimidation of witnesses, and targeting prosecutors to approach opponents, regardless of evidence. In the course of time it has become a real modus operandi for the organization, which led to the resignation of Kovesi last month.
Perhaps the most problematic aspect of the DNA activities was the close cooperation with the Romanian intelligence services, namely the SRI. Earlier this year it was discovered that there is an incredible number of 65 secret collaboration protocols between the two organizations, creating the fear that DNA and SRI are working together to bring down many politicians, businessmen and other prominent people. They suddenly found themselves in front of the firing squad. The worst part of this collaboration was the possible manipulation of judges, forcing them to make decisions that violate flagrant human rights.
In May of this year, the Association of European Bar Associations issued a statement expressing "deep concern" about the interference of SRI in the Romanian legal system. The organization, which represents 250 barracks and one million lawyers across the continent, stressed the fear that SRI involvement may prevent citizens from gaining access to "free and independent" courts. This level of interference has led some to make a comparison with Ceausescu & # 39; s Security. In March this year, a former adviser to the British Foreign Office, David Clark, wrote the comment "the close and secret relationship between DNA and SRI and the role both institutions play in the manipulation of the legal system by conspirators and extrajudicial means. -constituţional. "
SRI also secured Romania from being one of the most "listened" countries on the planet. It is clear to many people that DNA is dependent on SRI to access a vast amount of personal data from its goals, including the installation of microphones without the need for a court or mandate. The Henry Jackson Society said last year in a report that the SRI uses ten times more anti-terrorism to use 20,000 anti-corruption listening devices. This has raised serious questions about their motives, far from a noble anti-corruption battle.
The disturbing aspects of this anti-corruption struggle do not end here, with critical noises emphasizing the sinister conditions in Romanian prisons, often plagued by suspects for months without being found guilty. This phenomenon has been described as similar to a prison sentence before the error has been established. Last year, the European Court of Human Rights strongly criticized the conditions in the prisons of the country, which said that they can be considered "inhuman and degrading".
All these factors together have led the Romanian government to think carefully about what needs to be done. Both DNA and MVI are institutions that the country needs as long as they operate in legally bound parameters and the principles of justice. With all DNA accusations led by Kovesi, ministers face a difficult decision and may not have a choice and offer amnesty for convictions that can no longer be considered safe.
AUTHOR: Cassandra (new Europe).