Following the peaceful protest organized on September 17th, 2017, by the Council of the Great National Assembly, a criminal prosecution related to the alleged physical injury of police officers was initiated.
On September 20th, the Centru district Court admitted the prosecutor's request and issued a 30-day arrest warrant for Alexei Alexeev, a minibus driver that participated in the protest. Under this mandate, Alexeev was placed under arrest in Penitentiary no. 13 (Chisinau).
On September 22nd, CPR Moldova co-signs a joint statement of the civil society requesting the immediate release of Alexei Alexeev. The organizations and signatories of this statement expressed their concern about the derailment from democratic principles, the intimidation of participants of peaceful assemblies through the abusive arrest of a person who has facilitated the organization of the assembly.