Romania's Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) says that statements made by Justice minister Tudorel Toader, who spoke of unfair repercussions in cases where preventive arrests were made, may affect the independence of prosecutors when it comes to the adoption of procedural solutions.

Justice minister Toader said on Tuesday that there was interest to have "a picture of Romanians who suffered unfairly", in the context of a recent wave of acquitals, considering that damages "wouldn't cover the suffering of unjustified prison time".