After several lawyers threatened to go on strike, unhappy that the administration of Prison No.13 in Chisinau, did not allow access to the prison, the Justice Ministry Penitentiary Department removed the regulation that required lawyers to ask the Head of Penitentiary no. 13 for permission to visit their customers, by prior request.

Asked by Unimedia, the Minister Vladimir Cebotari said that apart from setting aside this regulation, will be increased the number of places for meetings between lawyers and detainees.

We note that the regulation would enter into force from 1 October. It was stipulated that lawyers, notaries and mediators will be able to come to meetings only after they submit an application requiring prior approval of the head of the prison. Furthermore, lawyers are obliged, in addition to the approval and the attorney ID, contrary to the Criminal Procedure Code, to present their ID.

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