In The Spotlight
Editor's note: This article was published at 23/03/2016 on lexpress.fr. It showes a more balanced aproach then most articles posted on main stream media, which usaly just copy the articles from Romania which are totaly one sided and include much disinformation. Still, this article includes informaiton which is not correct, but atleast it attempts to present the arguments of both sides.
Paris – since the 70’s, during Ceausescu times, the Romanian yoga guru Gregorian Bivolaru, subject to a European arrest warrant and arrested in Paris, has accumulated adepts, books and legal troubles. Romania is demanding him, he claims “persecution”.
Can you imagine that with all the Refugees from poor and war-torn countries poring in, still the European Union created a refugee of it's own? This is the remarkable case of Gregorian Bivolaru.
Today 23rd of March 2016 at the Court d’appel in Paris - Chambre d’instruction, the trial of yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru was resumed. The judges took into consideration the request from Romania to apply the European arrest warrant. Checking the papers from the file the court mentioned the fact that in the file there are not enough evidences to take a decision for now. Therefore it is needed another term on the file.
It was taken into consideration Grieg’s status of political refugee in Sweden, all being proven by the papers provided by the Swedish embassy in Paris.
Regarding the request to set him free immediately, all sides were making arguments. The prosecutor considered that there are not enough arguments are asked for the request to be rejected. The lawyers argued in favour of immediate release. In the end the court decided that for the moment there are not enough guaranties for immediate release and decided to prolong the detention until 11th of May 2016 when it is the next court meeting.
On Friday, January 29, EUROPOL published “Europe’s most wanted fugitive” list. The list features 43 fugitives, who hide in other EU member states. Most of them are wanted for murder, armed robbery, rape or organized crime. But one of them is not a hiding fugitive at all, but a Romanian refugee with asylum in Sweden.