Silviu Ionescu Released; Singapore MFA Regrets


fotoudavid

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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday expressed regret on the Romanian court's decision to release former diplomat Silviu Ionescu from judicial supervision.

Said an MFA spokesman, in response to media queries: 'We have to respect the Court's decision but understand that the Romanian Prosecutors' Office is appealing against the decision.

'In any case, this does not mean that he will not stand trial. We will continue to monitor the situation and expect the Romanian authorities to honour their assurances that justice will be served.'

A Romanian court in Bucharest on Thursday granted Ionescu's request to be released from detention,which means he would be freed by Saturday for the duration of the trial - if the prosecutors do not appeal file an appeal within 24 hours, said his lawyer Nelu Tasca.

The 50-year-old former charge d'affaires is accused of hitting three pedestrians in a hit-and-run accident in Bukit Panjang on Dec 15 last year. One of them, assistant manager Tong Kok Wai, 30, a Malaysian, died.

Ionescu's lawyer had previously argued that the prosecution did not have any evidence to pinpoint his whereabouts at the scene of the accident, so his client should be released and tried as a free man. The former diplomat had also said he was his family's sole breadwinner.

Ionescu faces charges of culpable homicide, causing personal injury, making false statements and leaving the scene of an accident.

The trial had started last month, during which the former diplomat had maintained his innocence. Ionescu has repeatedly denied being behind the wheel of the Romanian Embassy car that had knocked down the three men, and insisted that it was stolen.

The next hearing of Ionescu's trial has been set for Nov 17.

Source: MFA regrets release

http://www.straitstimes.com/Breakin...kingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_599781.html
 

Lolrence

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What comes around goes around...
 

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And how do you suggest we stop a Lawful Diplomat of another country from leaving against his/her will ?? :think:
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YouTube Video ID No. SIXNUASJXRY

Not that I'm suggesting anything but there are some countries notorious for getting away with political assassination by their intelligence agency. :bsmilie:
 

alantkh

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I don't understand why singaporeans can complain when our courts fined $a hit and run Lexus driver who hit a cyclist and dragged his bicycle for 2km for ........ $2500.

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771021

Not much difference. The cyclist could have died when the lexus driver hit him and drove off.

Things I want to say but I am afraid it will be in "contempt" of our courts. so what to do...
 

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And how do you suggest we stop a Lawful Diplomat of another country from leaving against his/her will ?? :think:
its quite simple actually... you cannot stop him from leaving, but u can stop all the airlines from selling him a ticket back... unless he got a private jet...
 

ricohflex

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its quite simple actually... you cannot stop him from leaving, but u can stop all the airlines from selling him a ticket back... unless he got a private jet...
Does not work. Mr. X can take a taxi through the Causeway or 2nd link to JB. Then go straight to Senai Airport and board a MAS or other airline flight to Europe.
 

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Does not work. Mr. X can take a taxi through the Causeway or 2nd link to JB. Then go straight to Senai Airport and board a MAS or other airline flight to Europe.
Then u ask all the taxi operators to refuse to pick Mr X as a passenger... end of the day u do what is necessary to prevent him from leaving... and that is to remove his mode of transport to buy time for the authorities to arrest him...
 

diver-hloc

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Then u ask all the taxi operators to refuse to pick Mr X as a passenger... end of the day u do what is necessary to prevent him from leaving... and that is to remove his mode of transport to buy time for the authorities to arrest him...

What do you think Singapore is..... If the authorities have such 'Gangster' Power that could stop foregin airline to stop selling tickets to certain person.... any S'porean who had ever said anything bad about them would have long gone missing.

Mr X is a Diplomat that enjoy protection under the Geneva Conventions... Not even the North Korean will stop an American Diplomat from leaving Pyongyang.
 

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Then u ask all the taxi operators to refuse to pick Mr X as a passenger... end of the day u do what is necessary to prevent him from leaving... and that is to remove his mode of transport to buy time for the authorities to arrest him...
:sweat:

then what if he emo walk across the causeway...?

tell his legs to stop moving? :bsmilie:
 

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