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Moldovan top court declares presidential decree on Soviet Occupation Day unconstitutional

07-13-2010 14:13 BJT

BUCHAREST, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Moldova's Constitutional Court Monday declared as unconstitutional the presidential decree on the commemoration of Day of Soviet Occupation on June 28.

According to court Chairman Dumitru Pulbere, the Constitutional Court made the decision considering that this decree was an attempt of the acting president to "make a legal assessment of historical events."

The Constitutional Court gathered Monday to consider the legitimacy of the presidential decree on the Day of Soviet Occupation, resulting from the consideration of inquiry of the largest opposition Communist Party which insisted on revoking the "unconstitutional" decree.

The jurist of the Party of Communists Sergiu Sarbu said that " the Constitutional Court's decision is logical and predictable. The court proved that the current president issues decree in political and electoral interests. This will be a lesson for the future heads of state so that they act in line with Moldova's constitution only."

On the other hand, Acting President Mihai Ghimpu told the court 's meeting that Sarbu, who is the author of the inquiry, "is trying to politicize the decree". "The decree comes to condemn the Soviet occupation during which hundreds of thousands of people were deported or executed," Ghimpu stressed.

On June 24, Ghimpu declared the day of June 28, 1940, when the Soviet Red Army entered Moldova, as the Day of the Soviet Occupation and Moldova will annually mark the day.

The Russian Duma soon adopted a declaration, condemning the decree as an attempt of the Chisinau authorities to "rewrite history" and to "distract public attention from the real problems of Moldova".

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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