Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo publicly apologized to the hundreds of citizens who were illegally prosecuted by prosecutors

Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo

Moldova’s Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo today presented a report following controls carried out at the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) and the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes (PCCOCS).

The document pointed to more serious irregularities and infringements in the work of these two specialized prosecutor’s offices.

„The controls carried out at PA and PCCOCS revealed the unseen face of the activity of the two subdivisions of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG).

Through the activities of these two specialized prosecutor’s offices, which regarded glaring infringements of the fundamental human rights, Moldova was treated by a good deal of the society, on a period of more years, as a police state, where people lived with the feeling of fear for the law-enforcement bodies, assessed as inquisitor-like and, in this context, the basic goal currently faced by the Prosecutor’s Office is to re-establish the people’s feeling of safety and confidence in justice,” Alexandr Stoianoglo stressed.

We did not check everything; is it is impossible to do this in one month; we intervened selectively, taking into account certain priority criteria, having at the basis the seriousness of the infringements concerning the human rights. What we have managed to control showed pretty serious infringements,” Stoianoglo said.

As a result of the statements made at the news conference, Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo publicly apologized, ”on behalf of the institution I represent, to the hundreds of citizens who were illegally prosecuted by prosecutors.” ”I assure you that the new leadership of the Prosecutor’s Office will reset the prosecution bodies’ system and will re-bring it to normal, in the spirit of respect for the fundamental human rights and freedoms,” Stoianoglo added.