Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Wednesday that the latest attack on justice is not by chance, as it is designed to "bring the Romanian state to its knees and humiliate the society."
"I do not think this attack is accidental. We have lately witnessed a desperate festival of defendants, a festival in which condemned defendants, defendants sent to court have said untruths, or half-truths. This is not about Kovesi or the DNA chief prosecutor (...) DNA is not a human being, DNA is an institution (...) This attack is not about Kovesi, this attack is about prosecutors who have done their job in recent years and this attack is aimed bringing Romanian state to its knees and humiliating the society, humiliating the Romanian citizens," Kovesi said at a press conference.
She added that justice has been "under assault" for more than a year, and those who attacked are people with resources who want to strip the act of justice of credibility.
"Why are we being attacked? Because we have done our job, because we have proved corruption, that is why we are under attack. Justice has been under an assault (...) for over a year. If we take a look at who is attacking, we can see condemned defendants, defendants sent to trial (...) Moneyed people, people with resources, people who have the means and who want to strip the act of justice of credibility, who want to disparage corruption," said Kovesi.