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Opinion: they’re trying to shut us up; KPV LV is inconvenient for current government

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«We are inconvenient for the current government, the established order, because for the first time a party is prepared to use facts in its rhetoric in the pre-election period. They are trying to shut us up,» said KPV LV prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems at a press-conference after Artuss Kaimiņš was taken away by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

He says his party has never received any illegal donations, which is something Kaimiņš is accused of. Gobzems about today’s events: «After the names I have revealed and facts I have published – emotional, but facts still – someone is trying to shut the door on us. Over the last two weeks I have presented different documents and facts. All of what I have said is true.»

«CPCB’s detainment of Artuss Kaimiņš is an intimidation gesture to keep us from talking. Here is our response: we will keep talking,» he said.

He emphasized again that today’s events were an intentional measure to make sure Kaimiņš is unable to participate in 13th Saeima elections. «If people do not rise up, he will not be allowed to participate,» said Gobzems.

He also drew parallels with Kaimiņš’s speech in the Saeima last week, saying that it was «the best speech in the Saeima’s history». In it, Kaimiņš explained the reason why Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnačs should step down. «Today was the day Saeima planned to hold the vote regarding Rasnačs possible dismissal – instead authorities decided to detail Kaimiņš and Zakatistovs’.

KPV LV prime minister candidate finds it «curious that his detainment took place shortly before Ligo celebration, which was most likely done to make sure people are not too unhappy». At the same time, he is confident that Latvia’s nation will be Artuss Kaimiņš’s biggest lawyer.


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  1. Funny says:

    Meroni, who is a main sponsor of kaimins party and most likely to be charged with corruption is not even mentioned??:)) what happened bnn news? Your offices where also raided?

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