Members of the parliamentary group of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) called on President Igor Dodon to make the necessary approaches to the Transnistrian administration so that Alexandru Rjavitin is released from detention. In a press conference, the MPs said nothing is known about the young man for over a month, since his disappearance was reported, IPN reports.
According to MP Mihai Popşoi, Alexandru Rjavitin’s faith should be the first item on President Dodon’s agenda of communication with the Transnistrian administration. Even if the Moldovan authorities started a criminal case on deeds, their capacities to investigate what has happened are limited as they do not have access to the region. “A political solution and political intervention are needed here,” stated the MP.
MP Doina Gherman called on the embassies working in Chisinau to become involved and offer assistance in resolving this case. She reminded that the OSCE Special Representative for the Transnistrian Settlement Process, Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, is in Moldova on a visit, noting that the PAS MPs rely on the official’s readiness to become involved. “I really think that the problem of Alexandru Rjavitin can be solved,” stated Doina Gherman.
According to MP Oazu Nantoi, the argument that explains Igor Dodon’s cynical behavior towards the Moldovan citizens from the left side of the Nistru is his wish to repeat the scenario implemented by Plahotniuc on February 24, 2019, when over 37,000 docile voters from Transnistrian were brought to vote for money for the candidates wanted by Plahotniuc.
At the end of December, Promo-LEX Association said it was informed by friends and relatives of Alexandru Rjavitin that this disappeared from his own home in Pervomaisc village of Slobozia district of the Transnistrian region. “Alexandru Rjavitin, being drafted into the paramilitary bodies on the left side of the Nistru, in August 2015 managed to evade following serious abuses and violations of his rights. He swam across the Nistru and walked during three days to Chisinau in his military uniform and flip-flops as he could no longer endure the humiliation and beating to which he was subject. As he evaded and dared to speak about the conditions and inhuman treatment he experienced, the de facto Transnistrian administration took “legal action” against him.