“The authorities’ continue to be at the service of those who can pay for the services of this state in personal intersects,” Ion Dron, president of the public association Center for Initiatives and Public Authorities Monitoring, stated in a news conference at IPN. He related a case where a Moldovan court of law allowed the father to have custody of the minor child only because he has bigger financial possibilities, without taking the minor’s interests into account.
Ion Dron said Ecaterina Lungu-Hasan, the mother of the minor girl, sought help from the association he represents on February 18 this year. The same day, the Appeals Court decided that the six-year-old girl should live not with her mother, who is a citizen of the Republic of Moldova, but with her biological father, who is a foreign citizen with a temporary permit of stay in Moldova.
Ion Dron said the man who managed to obtain such a decision is the son-in-law of MP Dumitru Diacov. “I don’t think those who passed the judgment took this element into account. But the fact that the biological father is richer than the mother was one of the main elements, if not the decisive one that made the judges take such a decision,” he stated, noting the psychological assessment showed the child is more attached to her mother and brother, but the judges decided to separate the siblings.
The president of the Center for Initiatives and Public Authorities Monitoring noted the biological father made a foreign passport (of the UK) for the child, without the mother knowing about this. When the Appeals Court entrusted the child to the father, he took his daughter from the kindergarten and left to Odessa with her. In several days, they returned and he explained that he wanted to show the city to his daughter. The goal is to ultimately take the child out of the country at any cost and the state institutions are at his service, as they were used in the case of the expulsion of the Turkish citizens.
The case is pending at the Supreme Court if Justice.