The Romanian magistrates who have decided to let Omar Hayssam, the businessman charged with terrorism who fled the country early this month, leave prison on parole will face a disciplinary inquiry, it was announced today.

The Supreme Council of Magistrates will investigate the professional behaviour of Bucharest Appeals Court judge Sofica Dumitrascu, who decided to let Hayssam leave prison, and prosecutor Ciprian Nastasiu, who handled the Hayssam case.

The two are suspected of a series of wrongdoings that have led to the disappearance of Omar Hayssam, who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of three Romanian journalists in Iraq last year, once he left prison.