Sympathizers of the Shor Party on May 22 mounted a protest at the Cahul Appeals Court where a hearing in the Shor case was set to take place. The judges banned filming and recording at the hearing. After almost three hours of the start of the hearing, the lawyers for Ilan Shor came out and said that the hearing was adjourned until June 12, IPN reports.
MP Marina Tauber told the crowd that the norms concerning a public and transparent trial were again violated. According to her, the court earlier decided that the hearings in the Shor case will be public, but now the same judges banned the public and the press from taking part in the trial.
Marina Tauber noted that the judges took several breaks “in order to consult Igor Dodon about the subsequent actions”. “During the breaks they probably consulted Dodon from whom they received instructions. They didn’t tell us why they banned filming at the public hearing. They offered us a right and then took this right from us,” stated the MP.
According to representatives of the Shor Party, the police didn’t allow staging a peaceful protest “organized by citizens who demanded fair justice”. “The police financed with our money, of the people, violate our rights. They, the servants of the people, are the first who break the law. We are obliged to remove this power, starting with Dodon and continuing with this justice system,” said the party’s president of honor Valery Klimenko.
At about 5:30pm, MP Marina Tauber entered the courtroom and the judges later left the courtroom. The lawyers for Ilan Shor specified that the hearing was closed without consulting the defense.