Moldova- Communists accusing Ministry of Justice of favoring extremist organizations

The opposition Moldovan Communist Party (MCP) has accused the Ministry of Justice of backing and promoting extremist xenophobic organizations.

Such a sharp charge was the Communists’ reaction to the recent registration of the National Christian Movement (NCM) by the MoJ.

On Tuesday, Communist MP Grigore Petrenco stated at a news conference that many activists of the now registered Movement were in the first ranks of pogromers last April 7.

The parliamentarian said, NCM leader Sergiu Lascu is an extremist, who has declared himself a legionary.

“He is a member of the Romanian legionary group called Noua Dreapta [The New Right]. He was the first to throw a stone into the police on April 7. We believe such kind of extremist organizations should not be registered in Moldova because such associations are not permitted in European countries”, Petrenco said.

He wondered how come the new authorities do not take whatever measures against such groups, and NCM members even appeared in public in the company of young Chisinau Mayor Dorin Chirtoaca during his recent visit to Bucharest and his meeting with Romanian President Traian Basescu.

Minister of Justice Alexandru Tanase stated to Infotag shortly after the news conference that the Ministry registers all organizations that apply for registration and submit the law-stipulated package of documents.

“As far as I know, the legionary organization in question died yet in the second half of the 20th century, so I don’t quite see any link between legionaries and extremists. If the Communist Party has evidence or proof that the National Christian Movement goes in for an extremist activity, then the party should submit such documents to the Ministry of Justice, and we will study them”, said Minister Tanase.

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