27 septembre 2010

2nd September: Dima released once again

And so the news, which comes as no surprise to anyone: Dima is released yet again and will remain free. An excellent, well thought comment relating to today's hearing was written at the end of the first post (see below) and I would like to share parts of it with you. There are indeed very suspicious contradictions in Dima's latest statement compared to the video we saw the week before last filmed by Realitatea with a hidden camera. This is the very same 'interview' when Vasile Dima said that the babies shouldn't have survived... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:58 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]

27 septembre 2010

2nd September: A new lawyer for Florentina & Dima goes to court

Good morning, everyone. News on the Florentina defence front: Maitre Corneliu-Liviu Popescu defended Florentina yesterday in a hearing to over-rule the decision for her preventive arrest as investigations remain ongoing. Maitre Popescu's intervention was punctual and his defence was exceptional. The evidence of a botched job was presented, the formal complaint laid out - forgery of Iacob's first statement, the violation of Florentina's rights by the police, etc, etc - the complete report can be seen here on this site... The appeal was... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:57 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

1st September: Florentina fires her lawyer

Amongst a lot to report today, This article from Adevarul states that Florentina Carstea has regular visits from her husband and also that she has been seen by a psychologist. I should think so, too. The reeeeeeally good news of the day is that Florentina has fired Simona Parvu (hurrah!) and been taken on by Corneliu Liviu Popescu, a professor at the University of Law with excellent credentials. Let's hope he is able to undo the wrongs already sown by Parvu on one side and Iacob on the other... Corneliu Popescu was a judge at the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:55 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

31st August: A flagrant stitch-up

Whatever way you look at it, Florentina's continual incarceration stinks. It stinks of injustice, it stinks of corruption - there is no sense in it, neither legally nor morally...someone at the top, I keep reading in various blogs, comments and opinions has got to the judges. It certainly suits the real culprits to keep Florentina under lock and key, to continue with the condamnation and defamation of her professionalism and character for it keeps the heat and attention off them. So what went on behind those closed doors yesterday?... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:54 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

30th August: Florentina's release denied

The news today is that Simona Parvu's request for Florentina Carstea's release from custody has been denied. I do not understand it, cannot make sense of it...while Dima roams around free as a bird on grounds of health and age, this woman remains behind bars. It is unthinkable, unjust and incomprehensible. This from Cotidianul (translated by me so excuse the prose) Florentina Cârstea remains in custody 'The nurse arrested for the Giulesti Maternity Hospital fire will remain behind bars. The Bucharest Magistrates... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:52 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

28th August: Petition for Florentina Carstea and Dima released

HERE is a petition in support of Florentina Carstea organised by the OAMGMAMR (The Order of Nurses). Please, please do take the time to visit the site, read the letters and comments, perhaps add your own and/or simply sign the petition. Florentina needs all the help we can give her after the inadmissable condamnation of her professionality and character by the press, the seemingly ineffective lawyer she has representing her and the total absence of word from the management of Giulesti Maternity Hospital all of whom should be in her... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:51 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]

27 septembre 2010

27th August: Vasile Dima arrested at last

And so today, we finally see the arrest of one Vasile Dima, head of maintenance at Giulesti, a far more guilty party than Florentina Carstea, for he was responsible for training staff for evacuation in the event of a fire, the equipment itself, inspections and fire prevention materials... Gross negligence in every one of these tasks listed in his job description, if I am not mistaken. Here is an article from Romania Libera that I have translated so please excuse any linguistic errors: A new arrest concerning Giuleşti : Head of... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:49 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

26th August: Giulesti news update

For today's update on Florentina Carstea's arrest and the continuing investigations into the fire at Giulesti Maternity hospital (sic Marius Iacob), please see today's edition of Nine O'Clock at THIS link. The reason given for the arrest is that she kept changing her story. (see 2nd story down)..and frankly, who wouldn't. She knew she was wrong for having left the ward for the twelve minutes quoted (but then again, anyone would have to go to the WC at some point over a 720 minute time period) and she was scared. Very scared. A comment... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:47 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

25th August: In support of Florentina (and count us in, too)

(Photo: Antena .ro) Florentina Carstea's arrest on charges of suspected manslaughter and grievous bodily harm, has given way to mass media coverage (most of it unfavourable) in Roumania. Here is a supporting interview, however, from Antenna 1 given by Cristina, a mother whose premature baby was treated by her at a private clinic. Cristina is very saddened (and indignant) that Florentina has been used as a scapegoat in this tragedy and thanks her from the bottom of her heart for all the care she gave her baby. She states that... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:46 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
27 septembre 2010

24th August: Florentina Cartsea stands alone

(Photo: News 24 de Ore) Florentina Carstea, detained yesterday for 24h, has now been formally placed under preventive arrest for 29 days without bail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and grievous bodily harm, says the Romanian Times. According to her lawyer, Simona Luciana Parvu, Carstea accepts her guilt to a certain degree and profoundly regrets the dreadful tragedy. She says that she wasn't EVER at the St Mary's celebration (even says that there wasn't one - see Hotnews). At the onset of those 12 controversial minutes,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:44 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]