Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sex Guru To Scuttle Romania's EU Bid?

File under: Hands Where They Don't Belong and Backroom Gurudom

Alleged boy-abusing sex guru Gregorian Bivolaru, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Integration into the Absolute, has been granted political asylum in Sweden. Romania has been trying to extradite him for sex crimes against children, among other criminal acts, but the Swedish government was not moved to return him.

Sweden's decision is being seen as "a serious vote of no confidence in the judicial system of a country [Romania] slated to enter the EU within the next two years." Even those within Romania are criticizing their handling of the case:
Even Romanian Justice Minister Monica Macovei had to admit the case hadn't been handled well. "A quick and correct investigation must be done so those who made mistakes can be identified and punished," she said.
It sounds like Bivolaru is off the hook for the moment. And seeing as Sweden is world famous for being a place of permissiveness, he probably couldn't have landed in a better spot.


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