The official Tiraspol confirmed that Alexandr Rjavitin was arrested, but is to provide a written response as to the ensuring of the lawyers’ and doctors’ access to him the coming days. Tiraspol’s chief negotiator to the Transnistrian settlement process Vitaly Ignatiev informed Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Alexandrul Flenchea about this in a meeting.
Contacted by IPN for a comment, Alexandru Flenchea said that this case was the first item on the agenda of the discussions held in Tiraspol on January 14. The first question was when the lawyers, family, doctors and representatives of the Ombudsman’s Office will be able to visit him. Vitaly Ignatiev noted he will give a written response about this the next few days. The information will be awaited until this weekend and the next steps will be decided depending on the developments.
Also, the two officials discussed the case of Moldovan citizen Oleg Horjan, opposition MP in the de facto Supreme Soviet of the region. He was arrested over a year ago and was already convicted. Alexandru Flenchea said he asked about the possibility of visiting him as members of his family related that his state of health worsened. Oleg Horjan should be set free as the criminal case started against him is political in character and represents political revenge. Vitaly Ignatiev said he will also provide a written response.
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.