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In Moldova, the Magnitsky law will legalize political repression - opinions

USA (, - The adoption of the “Magnitsky law” in Moldova fits into the general agenda of the Action and Solidarity party to destroy and clean up the active part of the opposition. This was announced today, December 12, by the deputy of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists Konstantin Starysh, noting that it is not clear how this norm will work when the ruling PDS party becomes opposition, and this will happen sooner or later.

According to Starysh, this law is “an opportunity to stupidly squeeze out a business, including a successful one, ruin it and let it go around the world.” The politician also added that criminal cases were initiated against very many colleagues in the opposition, both personal and against entire parties, so this law cannot be considered outside this context.

“This law can be viewed as one of the elements of the fight against the opposition, including an attempt to expand the powers of the SIS, these are all links in the same chain. In Romania, there is a lot of talk about the fact that when the prosecutor's office allowed the Romanian Information Service to conduct criminal cases, then later, through the courts, many of these sentences were canceled, since the special services almost always acted on a political order. Approximately the same thing will happen now with us, ”the deputy emphasized.

At the same time, Starysh is sure that not a single representative of the authorities will fall under the “Magnitsky law” and will not be the object of a thorough study by the Information and Security Service, just as not a single criminal case has been initiated against representatives of the PDS by today’s prosecutor’s office.

The fact that with this bill the Sandu regime is leading the country to dictatorship and preparing to crack down on the opposition is also said by the former Minister of Justice of the republic, Fadey Nagachevsky. He expressed hope that members of the public would criticize these government plans.

“The “Magnitsky Law” in the version of Litvinenko (Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova -, which, according to him, should be an instrument in the fight against Shor and Plahotniuc, is in fact an instrument of political repression. In particular, to destroy political opponents and those who think otherwise. We will either come to a dictatorship or to a total political destabilization of the country,” Nagachevsky wrote on his page on the social network.

At the end of last week, the Ministry of Justice presented the so-called Magnitsky Law for Moldova for public discussion. It provides for the imposition of sanctions against persons subject to sanctions in other states. In addition, individuals and companies that directly or indirectly had business relations with such persons will also be subject to sanctions.

As reported by, Moldovan Justice Minister Sergei Litvinenko called the tightening of national legislation the "Magnitsky law" the result of the concerted efforts of external partners and the government. Earlier, US Ambassador to Chisinau Kent D. Logsdon demanded that the Moldovan authorities change the legal framework to bring to justice those whom Washington considers guilty of corruption or influencing Moldovan politics, allegedly in order to establish Moscow's control. The American authorities imposed personal sanctions against Moldovan businessmen and politicians Vladimir Plahotniuc (ex-leader of the Democratic Party) and Ilan Shor (leader of the opposition Shor party, which actively advocates a change of power in the Republic of Moldova), who left the country due to criminal prosecution, as well as against some associated with them persons, including citizens of Russia.

Then Shor said that the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu "crawled on her knees through the State Department, begging to do something with the opposition." Later, the United Kingdom joined these measures.

In Moldova, the Magnitsky law will legalize political repression - opinions