The Chisinau Court of Appeals has rejected a request by Igor Dodon’s lawyers to have the former president released from house arrest.
Also on Wednesday, the Court heard the prosecution’s request to extend the preventive arrest against Igor Dodon’s brother-in-law, investigated as an accessory, from 20 to 30 days. This request was rejected as well.
Igor Dodon is accused of high treason, unjust enrichment and of receiving illegal financing for his party, among other charges. The fifth president of Moldova denies any wrongdoing, denouncing the case as politically motivated and initiated on orders of his successor, Maia Sandu.