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Kalnmeiers still has no time; ‘Send a letter to prosecutor general!’ campaign begins

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«Progresīvie» political party has launched a special campaign called «Send a letter to prosecutor general!», in which the party asks Latvian prosecutor general Eriks Kalnmeiers to step down.

«More than a month has passed since the publication of ‘oligarch talks’ and two weeks since the protest act outside the prosecutor general’s office, but prosecutor Eriks Kalnmeiers still has not found the time to have a look at those talks and make a decision if there is room to restart the case,» members of the political party say.

They say Kalnmeiers has not assessed his and other officials’ responsibility for the failure of the criminal case, prosecutors’ failure to listen to all conversations and their inability to use proactive investigation methods to prove the facts mentioned in those talks.

The party once again asks the prosecutor general to restart the investigation process. Still, the party doubts the oligarch case will be investigated in the interest of the state and public if the institution remains under Kalnmeiers.

«Behaviour of the prosecutor general’s office does not demonstrate interest in the triumph of justice. Our party believes Kalnmeiers should take personal responsibility and step down immediately! This is why we ask everyone to sign and send this letter to Eriks Kalnmeiers to motivate the prosecutor general’s office to restart the case and start acting responsibly,» the party said.

Using this link, it is possible to have a look at the text of the letter and send it: http://www.progresivie.lv/2017/07/27/trukst-tikai-paraksta/

On 13 July, «Progresīvie» party organized a public event outside the prosecutor general’s office – a protest act to request Eriks Kalnmeiers’ dismissal.

Members of the party also say that Latvian law enforcement institutions have acted reluctantly in relation to oligarch talks. «Statements made by prosecutor general Eriks Kalnmeiers in recent days proves the lack of interest from the prosecutor’s office in investigating the crime.»

«If Kalnmeiers remains leading the institution, we doubt the oligarch case will be investigated in the interests of the state and society. Although 20 days have passed since society had learned of political corruption backstage, Kalnmeiers has admitted having no time to look at the publicly published Ridzene talks in detail,» party members say.

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