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Saeima permits commencement of criminal process against Artuss Kaimiņš

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis week Latvia’s Saeima voted in favour of the decision to detain and then perform a search in the home of Saeima member Artuss Kaimiņš from KPV LV political party.

59 deputies voted in favour of this decision, whereas 17 parliamentarians did not participate in the vote. The majority of deputies who did not vote represent Harmony. In addition, Valdis Skujiņš (ZZS), Romāns Mežeckis, as well as Ringolds Balodis (VL-TB/LNNK) did not participate in the vote.

Gobzems says the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has commenced searches in the home of businessman Viesturs Tamužs.

Aldis Gobzems wrote on his Facebook profile: «I’ve been to Security Police, CPCB and Criminal Police this week. I have mentioned names and high-rank politicians. I’ve also pointed towards many schemes. I have requested protection for myself and my family because I’ve noticed suspicious people passing my home. For example, I’ve seen one and the same car pass my home several times over the course of a single day even though I live in a place cars do not pass often. My home is watched from nearby houses.»

He also writes: «After my visits to the police and CPCB, searches have commenced. On top of that, criminal prosecution will be requested to be commenced against Artuss Kaimiņš, as far as I’m aware. This will not stop me and KPV LV. I will continue publishing documents. Elections will be all or nothing.»

Kaimiņš was elected to the Saeima from the Latvian Association of Regions. He later founded KPV LV, and now plans to start in the upcoming Saeima elections this autumn.

Previously Kaimiņš was an actor in Latvia’s National Theatre.

Criminal prosecution of a member of the Saeima can only be done with consent from the majority of the parliament. Voting is initiated after a request is submitted from the Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee.

Members of the committee have commenced a discussion of this matter behind closed doors.


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  1. Dan says:

    look exactly the same, like all old establishment methods to silence opposition around the globe . Framing and dirt digging is what they do and service to the people. ..ohhh for God sake who cares about them, all we care is power and being “elite” forever. Nothing new, I can only hope KPV.LV get good results in coming elections and will get rid of all corrupt political players. Shame on them and other cowards who abuse our freedom and liberties.

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