Thursday, July 23, 2009

AP: Moldova: Romania had no hand in postelection riots

Moldova's general prosecutor says that Romania was not involved in violent riots that erupted after anti-government demonstrators stormed parliament and presidential offices, claiming elections were rigged.

Moldova's outgoing president, Vladimir Voronin, had accused Romania of trying to overthrow his government. Two people were killed in riots two days after the April 5 elections. Romania denied the charge.General prosecutor Valeriu Gurbulea said Wednesday that, during the riots, there was a cyberattack on Moldova's computers at state institutes that came from computers in Romania. He did not elaborate.He added that Romania "as a state" did not take part in the protests.

Moldova's parliament was dissolved in June after it twice failed to elect a president. Moldova holds parliamentary elections on July 29.

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