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Moldova activates derogation from application of European Convention on Human Rights

Moldova activates derogation from application of European Convention on Human Rights Moldova activated the article of the European Convention on Human Rights that allows for derogations from the implementation of the Convention in connection with the state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus pandemic declared on March 17, IPN reports. It is the State’s responsibility to take measures to protect society in time of war or other public emergency.

New Spy Chief Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption

New Spy Chief Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department. In

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DEMAND CANCELING LAWYERS’ LICENSES FOR FALSIFYING POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CASES

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DEMAND CANCELING LAWYERS' LICENSES FOR FALSIFYING POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CASES Activists of the "Right to Justice" human rights association demand the Union of Lawyers to recall licenses from prosecutors and judges who participated in fabricating politically-motivated cases. The statement, published by the organization, expresses indignation about the fact that ex-judges Ion Druta and Oleg Sternioala, former prosecutors Lilian Bakalim, Vladislav Bobrov and others got licenses of lawyers. "We are

JUDGES SHOULD COVER DAMAGE FROM THEIR UNLAWFUL DECISIONS

JUDGES SHOULD COVER DAMAGE FROM THEIR UNLAWFUL DECISIONS udges, whose decisions served as a reason for condemning Moldova in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) should be paying the compensations from their own pockets, said Prime Minister Ion Chicu at the Monday’s press conference after meeting with President Igor Dodon. He reminded that he ordered the Ministry of Justice to develop a mechanism of applying regress lawsuits against judges,

PROSECUTORS TO CHECK THE ALLEGED POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CRIMINAL CASES

PROSECUTORS TO CHECK THE ALLEGED POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED CRIMINAL CASES ГA control group made of 6 prosecutors will check the criminal cases, started in Moldova allegedly for political reasons, said Prosecutor General Alexandru Stoianoglo at the Wednesday’s briefing. He stressed that over two months a number of nongovernmental organizations made statements about the existence of such category of cases, adding that there is a PACE Declaration on the need of rehabilitating the

COMPLETE INACTION 5 YEARS AFTER THE BANK FRAUD IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE

COMPLETE INACTION 5 YEARS AFTER THE BANK FRAUD IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE European External Action Service Director for Russia, the Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and the OSCE Luc Devigne, regarded as unacceptable the fact that Moldovan authorities took no decisive actions for investigating the one-billion-dollar bank fraud over 5 years since the scheme was detected. At the Thursday’s press conference after the sitting of the Association Committee in Chisinau, he said

Inhuman conditions in penitentiaries

Inhuman conditions in penitentiaries They survived on pillows and mattresses with mold, lived with rats in one room and were deprived of elementary conditions for having a decent living. These are the life stories of three known persons who served time in Moldova’s jails, IPN reports. “I don’t think I saw something worse in my life. The room is 3x4 square meters in area. You try to repair the bed

Moldova is a captured state

Moldova is a captured state The chairman of the National Public Association “Consumer Protection” Piotr Guțul said the Republic of Moldova has been a captured state since 1991 and a number of enterprises were sold, robbed or destroyed in the period. This fact negatively influenced the state of affairs in the county and the incomes of pensioners and other vulnerable categories of people. In a news conference at IPN, Piotr

Five persons held at Pruncul penitentiary risk dying in jail

Five persons held at Pruncul penitentiary risk dying in jail Five prisoners who suffer from cancer and were admitted to the hospital at the Pruncul penitentiary in a serious state risk dying in jail as the courts delay the process of releasing them conditionally. The problem was communicated by the hospital’s chief doctor to members of the parliamentary commission on human rights and interethnic relations, who made an unplanned visit

Moldovans became poorer by a quarter owing to bank fraud

Moldovans became poorer by a quarter owing to bank fraud   Due to the depreciation of the leu, at the start of 2015, 25% of Moldovan citizens became poorer by a quarter; the total loss to the population caused by the “Theft of the Century” is estimated at around half a billion dollars, says the article “Can Moldova ever win its grueling fight against corruption?”, published by the renowned international