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President seeks amnesty for rioters

Video by Marian HENBEST

Latest update : 2009-04-15

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has called for an amnesty for protesters who went on the rampage against the Communist party's victory in the April 5 election. Moldova is recounting the votes, a move derided by the opposition.

AFP - Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin called for an amnesty on Wednesday for rioters who went on the rampage and stormed parliament to protest the Communist party's victory in the April 5 election.


   
Voronin said legal action would be taken against "criminal elements and repeat offenders," but he also called on "competent bodies to announce a general amnesty" for others who joined the street protests.
   
Dozens were injured and hundreds arrested after riots broke out in Chisinau last week in the poll aftermath which saw demonstrators ransacking the parliament and government buildings.
  

Date created : 2009-04-15

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