‘I think it is the right time for me to say something: I know there is a debate that the president, after the elections, will pardon those convicted, those found responsible for making decisions that had led to people being shot.
Basescu stressed the Army would have not shot at the people without an order given by the political group of the time and he argued that he knows from the family he was raised into what the military’s mentality is.
‘The Army did not shoot without an order, no general gave such an order without being told to by the political group, as it was then. This is what I believe, as I was raised in a military’s family, I had a military education, I know what the mentality is’, he explained.
He praised the military prosecutor’s decision to publicly say the Prosecutor’s Office had not done its duty well as regards the inquiry into the Revolution files. ‘I shall put public pressure – not any other kind of pressure – on the state institutions so that the truth about the Revolution be found out. It’s a shame, given that many of those responsible are still alive. We must not lose the chance to learn the truth’, he said.