Terrorist attack prevented in Târgu Secuiesc. Hungarian extremist planned to detonate a bomb on Romania’s National Day
de 02 Dec 2015 • 14:08
DIOCT prosecutors detained Tuesday for 24 hours, "a senior member of the extension in Romania” of the nationalist-extremist structure "64 Counties Youth Movement" - HVIM from Hungary because he intended to detonate an improvised explosive device in public, in the locality Târgu Secuiesc, Covasna county, during the demonstration on the occasion of the celebration of December 1st , a DIOCT press release read.
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The spokesperson for SRI, Ovidiu Marincea, confirmed on Antena 3 that authorities have prevented a terrorist attack in Targu Secuiesc .
"There was an attempted terrorist attack which DIOCT, supported by SRI prevented. The attack was to take place today on the National Day of Romania. It was an improvised explosive device. We have had intel about since two months before. At no time was the Romanians integrity jeopardized", said Ovidiu Marincea on Antena 3.
According to a press release from the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, prosecutors detained Istvan Attila Beke for attempted actions against the constitutional order and violating the rules on explosives handling.
DIOCT press release:
„ On 12.01.2015 the direction for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism - Central Structure ordered the detention for a period of 24 hours of defendant BIA for committing the offenses of attempted crime of actions against the constitutional order provided by art. 412, art.397 , paragraph 2 and paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code and for the violation of the explosives regimen art.346, paragraph 1 of article 32 of the Criminal Code, incriminated by art. 1, letter "a" from the Law no.535 / 2004 - on preventing and combating terrorism.
Under investigation, there is the reasonable suspicion that the objectives of the revisionist separatist nationalist-extremist structure "Youth Movement 64 Counties" - HVIM Hungary are being promoted in Transylvania in order to achieve, including by acts of violence against Romanian citizens and their property, the desire of stopping / preventing the Romanian authorities in the act of exercising state power
in the area of the so called "Szekely Land ", as a stage in the process aiming to achieve the restoration of the "Great Hungary", defendant B. I. A., a prominent member of the extension in Romania of HVIM Hungaryhas taken on the responsibility and later undertook measures to procure the means and tools needed for the making of an improvised explosive device which he wanted to detonate in public, in Târgu Secuiesc, during the manifestations for the celebration of Romania’s National Day on December 1st.
Materials and devices seized during the searches conducted could have jeopardized the Romanian citizens and their property, the defendant's actions were stopped by legal measures ordered by DIOCT with the support of the Romanian Intelligence Service.
The action was carried out together with the judicial police officers of the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime. Technical support and information was provided by the Romanian Intelligence Service. Specialized support was provided by the Directorate for Intelligence and Internal Protection. The action was carried out with the support of Covasna County Police and Gendarmerie Brasov. We mention that throughout the criminal proceedings, suspects and defendants have the rights and procedural guarantees provided for by the Criminal Procedure Code and the presumption of innocence.”
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