CHISINAU, April 9 (RIA Novosti) - Moldova has
demanded the extradition of a businessman detained in Ukraine
recently, a source in the Prosecutor General's Office said on
Ukrainian media earlier reported Gabriel Stati, one of
Moldova's richest people, had been detained. The Ukrainian
Interior Ministry has neither confirmed nor denied the
The Moldovan Prosecutor General's Office has said Stati
could have been involved in sponsoring and masterminding the
latest protests in Chisinau, although the source did not
specify what he was accused of.
Protests against the ruling Communist Party's victory in
Sunday's elections turned violent on Tuesday, with some 10,000
rioters seizing of the presidential residence and nearby
parliament building. Some 170 police officers and more than 100
civilians were injured in the clashes.