To the Council of Europe / Chisinau, 10th of April, 2009
To the OSCE
To the UN
On 7th April 2009, tens of thousands of people gathered in the center of Chişinău, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, in order to protest against the results of Parliament elections of 5th April 2009, upon which there were deep suspicions of fraud.
While a peaceful meeting was held in the Square of the Great National Assembly, a group of protesters gathered in front of the Presidency and Parliament buildings, and subsequently entered and devastated them.
Both buildings were set on fire from the inside, and were partly destroyed. The Police did not intervene, and moreover, left them early, practically handing the buildings over to the vandals.
The vandals got into offices, although their doors were locked, they opened safes, impossible to open without knowing the code. They destroyed the archives of the Parliament that were protected by special steel doors. A group of protesters managed to climb on the top of the roofs of both buildings, but this would be impossible without the help of the administration and security of the Parliament and the Presidency, because of the complicated security systems that lead there. We mention that the attackers were well trained, knew well what to do and how to do it, were wearing masks on their faces, and most of them were not youths.
The ruling Communist Party accuses the opposition parties – the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, the Liberal Party of Moldova and the Our Moldova Alliance – for these acts of vandalism. Considering the results of the elections, these three parties would also be the only opposition parties in the future Parliament. The Communist Party also accuses Romania, member of the EU, of having organized the vandalism of the two buildings. For neither of these accusations does the Communist Party present any plausible proof.
We assume that what happened in Chisinau on 7th April 2009 is part of a plan to discredit and finally, to destroy the Opposition physically and morally, to establish a totalitarian regime and distance Moldova from the EU and the European values.
Please, send to Moldova an International Commission of Investigation that could make a correct and fair evaluation of the events that took place on 7th April 2009 and establish the people responsible and the reasons behind those actions.
1. Candidates in 2009 Parliament elections
Seraphim URECHEANU, president of the Our Moldova Alliance Party
Vlad FILAT, president of Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova
Mihai GHIMPU, president of Liberal Party of Moldova
Anatol PETRENCU, president of social policy Movement European Action
Dumitru DIACOV, president of Democratic Party of Moldova
Dumitru BRAGHIS, president of Social Democratic Party of Moldova
Vasile TARLEV, president of the Centrist Union of Moldova
Ana TCACI, president of the Spiritual Development Party ” United Moldova “
Natalia NIRCA, president of the Conservative Party
Ion CURTEAN, president of the Republican Party
Vladimir BRAGA, president of the Ecologist Party “Green Alliance” of Moldova
Nicolae UTICA, president of the Party ‘For People and Country’