He (Ionescu) said that he will go before the European Court for Human Rights to prove Romanian judges have jurisdiction in this case, if the issue is not solved in his own country.
As I said, 'Singapore should withdraw Interpol Notification, premised upon Romanian agreement ... ' so that the Interpol warrant can be left out of the equation for now as its no more than a distraction that Ionescu is capitalizing upon!!!
And then the 2 sovereigns can get on with their discussion.
|May 7, 2010|
|By Jessica Lim|
|ROMANIAN courts have quashed former diplomat Silviu Ionescu's request to cancel an arrest warrant issued against him by the Singapore authorities.|
The Bucharest Court of Appeals on Thursday overruled his request, deeming it inadmissible but said he could still appeal to the High Court of Justice.
The warrant of arrest was issued by Singapore on April 1, one day after a Coroner's Court held him responsible for two hit-and-run accidents on Dec 15, which left one man dead and two others injured.
On April 2, Interpol, the international police organisation, put him on a Red Notice - which requires its 188 member countries to be on the watch for him with a view to his arrest and extradition.
Mr Ionescu filed the lawsuit against Singapore on Wednesday, asking for a cancellation of the international arrest warrant issued for him over his involvement in the fatal accident.
Romanian media said the former charge d'affairs will be appealing the ruling.
He also said that he has not seen the court's motivation to its ruling, adding that he learnt from the court's prosecuter that it did not have jurisdiction to cancel the arrest warrant.
He said that he will go before the European Court for Human Rights to prove Romanian judges have jurisdiction in this case, if the issue is not solved in his own country.
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