The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) decided to drop the accusations against the persons charged in the case of “Petrenco group”, namely organization and participation in mass disorder. The hearing was set for September 17, 2pm. The case features Grigore Petrenco, Alexandr Roșco, Mihail Amerberg, Pavel Grigorciuc, Andrei Druzi, Oleg Buznea and Vladimir Jurat, IPN reports.
The PGO said that it took note of the September 14 ECHR judgment in the case of Petrenco and others versus the Republic of Moldova and offers official apologies to all the persons accused in this case, who were unjustly charged with mass disorder.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that the Republic of Moldova violated a number of articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerns the applicants’ arrest and detention following a demonstration on criminal charges of participation in mass disorders and the imposition on them of a prohibition on participating in public gatherings after their release from pre-trial detention for some three years.
The High Court ascertained that the applicants’ remand in custody and house arrest had been unlawful and weren’t based on a reasonable suspicion that they had committed an offence.