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Romania allows key witness in Singapore hit-and-run case

Published on Feb 14, 2013 10:31 AM
 
Former Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu waits for the start of court hearings in Bucharest on Dec 3, 2012. A Romanian court agreed to allow the testimony of a witness who could allegedly provide an alibi for the former Romanian diplomat charged with manslaughter in a fatal Singapore hit-and-run. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BUCHAREST (AFP) - A Romanian court agreed to allow the testimony of a witness who could allegedly provide an alibi for a former Romanian diplomat charged with manslaughter in a fatal Singapore hit-and-run.

Singapore's government has pressed for "justice to be done" in the case of former charge d'affaires Silviu Ionescu, who was charged with manslaughter, causing injuries and making false statements following the December 2009 accident.

His trial started in October 2010.

The ex-diplomat is alleged to have hit three pedestrians while driving a car belonging to the Romanian mission. One of the pedestrians, a 30-year-old Malaysian, died.

 
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