The Appeals Chamber of Chisinau decided that the former president of Moldova Ihor Dodon will remain under house arrest.
This is reported by Newsmaker.
The Chisinau Administrative Court rejected the request of Dodon's lawyers to change the preventive measure. The ex-president will remain under house arrest. At the same time, the judges approved the prosecutors' request to extend the arrest for 30 days instead of 20.
Dodon's relative, Petru Merinyanu, who is a suspect in the case against the former president, also remains under house arrest.
We will remind that Ihor Dodon has been under house arrest since May 26 in the "balls" case. He is accused of passive corruption, illegal enrichment, treason and financing of a political party by a criminal group.
In addition, on June 27, the General Prosecutor's Office charged Ihor Dodon in the case of illegal schemes in the purchase of electricity in the period from 2008 to 2009 through the Energocom enterprise.
Commenting on the Dodon case, the Kremlin said it was concerned about the "persecution of supporters of friendly relations with the Russian Federation."