Ukrainian ex-judge Mykola Chaus was kidnapped in Chisinau, Moldova. The relevant information was confirmed by the Chisinau police, and also the lawyer of Chaus Iulian Balan informed about it, according to Newsmaker.
According to the lawyer, a group of unidentified armed men kidnapped a Ukrainian judge in the center of Chisinau.
"An important announcement for the administration of the President of Moldova, the Prosecutor General, the Information and Security Service and all law enforcement agencies: today, on April 3, in the center of Chisinau, my client, Ukrainian judge Mykola Chaus, whose application for political asylum is being considered by the court, was abducted," Balan said.
This information was also commented on by the press secretary of the Chisinau police Natalia Stati.
"A 54-year-old man was kidnapped by three people. The incident took place near a residential building in the capital center. The police were notified at 13:15. Now the investigating authorities are clarifying the circumstances of the incident," she said.
In August 2016, Chaus was caught on bribery - he demanded and received money in the amount of $ 150 thousand.
Mykola Chaus has been on the territory of Moldova since November 11, 2016. At first, he stated that he was on the territory of the country under the patronage of the security of Moldova, but then he submitted an official application for political asylum. The then President of Moldova Igor Dodon refused to grant him asylum, but this decision was appealed by Chaus in court.
In March this year, it became known that the Supreme Court of Moldova finally refused to grant ex-judge Chaus political asylum.