Deputy PM Turcan: DIICOT decision in August 10, 2018 rally case, the right thing to do

First deputy chairperson of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Deputy Prime Minister Raluca Turcan considers that the decision of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) to reopen the investigation in the "August 10, 2018" rally case is the right one, pointing out that "the truth must come out and the guilty must be punished". "I know that many Romanians were unhappy with the initial decision of the DIICOT prosecutor who handled the 'August 10' case, to drop some of the charges against the Gendarmerie heads. And rightly so - I say this on a human level, not as a politician! What does today's decision prove? Simple: letting judiciary institutions self-regulate is the right solution. The announcement made today by DIICOT in the 'August 10' rally case is the right thing to do! The truth must come out and the guilty must be punished!," Turcan wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. She also emphasized that the "August 10" case must not have the same fate as that of the miners' rampage or of the December 1989 Revolution. "This is the reason why the Liberal Government has ordered the declassification of the report on the events of that day, whereas Liviu Dragnea and Carmen Dan tried to cover them up! We trust the institutions, we trust the judiciary!," Turcan added. DIICOT chief prosecutor Giorgiana Hosu partially reversed today the decision of closing the "August 10" case and ordered the reopening of the criminal investigation against the former chiefs of the Gendarmerie. Giorgiana Hosu instructed the reopening of the criminal investigation against Colonel Gheorghe Sebastian Cucos, former first deputy inspector of the Romanian Gendarmerie; Major Laurentiu Cazan, former general director of the Bucharest Gendarmerie General Directorate; Colonel Catalin Sindile, former Chief of the Romanian Gendarmerie; chief Police commissioner Mihai Dan Chirica, former Secretary of State for liaison with the Prefects at the Ministry of the Interior. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Georgiana Tanasescu; EN - author: Simona Klodnischi, editor: Simona Iacob)

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