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Moldovan prosecutor’s office challenges ex-president Dodon’s release from house arrest

The former president said he had exculpatory evidence

CHISINAU, November 27. /TASS/. The Moldovan Prosecutor’s Office has challenged the court ruling releasing former President Igor Dodon from house arrest and banning him to leave the country instead.

"You are summoned to the Supreme Court of Justice, which will consider a protest to its ruling of November 18 concerning the use of a ban on leaving the country as a preventive measure," Dodon cited the summons to the November 28 court hearing on his Telegram channel.

Dodon was detained in late May on charges of high treason, illicit enrichments, corruption, and illegal financing of his party. According to his attorneys, eight criminal cases were opened and three of them have been referred to courts. Dodon’s defense lawyers insist on an open trial.

The former president said he had exculpatory evidence. He claims that the country’ incumbent president, Maia Sandu, and the pro-European Party of Action and Solidarity are behind his arrest. Dodon vacated the presidential office and came at the head of the Moldovan-Russian Business Union after his Party of Socialists were defeated at the 2021 elections.