The Pro Moldova Party will demand in Parliament that a parliamentary commission of inquiry is set up to investigate the case of Ştefan Gaţcan. The party’s leader Andrian Candu referred to the videos made in Parliament and the Presidential Office, examination of the Socialists’ behavior, determination of their whereabouts in that period and of the whereabouts of Ştefan Gaţcan and who accompanies and supervises him, IPN reports.
In a press briefing, Andrian Candu said that what happened in Moldova on July 1 represents violation of the values of democracy. “Yesterday, the whole county and the whole international community saw how easy it is to abduct a person, to subject this to psychological and, probably, physical pressure in order to get an advantage,” he stated.
Socialist MP Vlad Bătrîncea also commented on the developments around Ştefan Gaţcan, who initially left the Socialist group and joined Pro Moldova and in a day renounced the seat of MP and disappeared from the public sphere. Vlad Bătrîncea said he had a civilized discussion with Ştefan Gaţcan and together agreed a plan that is to be implemented. They will provide more details at the right moment and will inform about the circumstances that made the MP act as he acted. “We asked for state guard for him as we know that he is exposed to particular danger,” noted the Socialist MP.
In the afternoon of July 1, Ştefan Gațcan posted a video on Facebook where he says that he is fine, but will be absent from the public sphere for a period. “Dear citizens, I’m ok and I face no problems. I hadn’t been abducted and I’m fine together with my family. Don’t be worried. Everything is ok. Simply, we will not communicate with the friends and with no one for a period as we need time for rehabilitation,” he said.
The Security and Intelligence Service issued a press release, denying the reports that the institution was involved in the alleged detention, questioning or transportation of MP Ștefan Gațcan.