15 Feb '11, 2am

Appeal against Ionescu turned down

Appeal against Ionescu turned down

SINGAPORE: The Romanian Prosecution Office's appeal against the Romanian Court's decision to allow Dr Silviu Ionescu to travel out of the capital, Bucharest, has been rejected. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it has been informed of the decision. In a statement, MFA noted that Dr Ionescu will not be allowed to leave Romania. He is also not allowed to change his residence without the prior approval of the court and, among other things, cannot drive any vehicle. Dr Ionescu is also prohibited from approaching and communicating with the injured person, members of his family, witnesses or experts. MFA said it trusts that the Romanian authorities will continue to take all the necessary measures to ensure that Dr Ionescu complies strictly with the supplementary obligations imposed by the Court. The former diplomat faces trial for causing the death of a pedestri...

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