In ultima vreme Voronin a ajuns subiect de parodie in cadrul emisiunilor de satira si umor din Romania. Va invit sa urmariti mai jos cateva secvente mai interesante:
si nu in ultimul rand, pe Antena 1 (dati click pe adresa de mai jos, si acolo derulati pana la minutul 35 – 41)
Facing a terror wave from the communists, the journalists headed for the OSCE building for support and protection. A wrong move, as journalists from Antena 3 tv station would learn, to their bitter surprise. The team consisting of Petru Terguta, Dan Nitescu and Victor Ciprian has been harrassed, watched and threatened until Thursday, the 9th of April. Policemen in civil clothes searched for them at the hotel, and on their phones they kept receiving threatening messages. Antena 3 decided to withdraw them back home and sent them to the OSCE building to ask for protection. Terguta, Moldovan citizen, had been warned that he would be arrested and could not be protected by the Romanian consulate. Aura Titiriga, senior editor at Antena 3, tells how the journalists entered the OSCE building, and then the head of the mission, Philip Remler, agressed them verbally, being more and more violent in persuading them to leave the mission’s headquarters. Remler threatened he would call the police, which was looking for the journalists anyway. Eventually, an OSCE representative accompanied the journalists in town and all the way to the border. The next day, Terguta‘s brother, Ion Terguta, was arrested on the street together with TVR tv station correspondent, Doru Dendiu.
On Saturday, after days of more and more obvious abuses on journalists, the Deutsche Welle correspondent, Vitalie Calugareanu, tried to contact the OSCE mission to ask them how they were complying with their mandate of monitoring the freedom of the press. The OSCE mission was empty, only one person was taking calls, and that person was speaking Russian only and said all others were left on Easter holiday.
Instead of condemning abuses, arrogant advice for the journalists
Oficially, the version told by the OSCE is that the mission in Moldova only monitors and reports the abuses cases on journalists and gives them further to the Government from Chisinau. They say they cannot offer consular protection or political asylum. Basically, Moldovan journalists, beaten or arrested on the streets by the police, must go through a whole bureaucratic international system, so that finally the reclaimed abuse would be examined by the same policemen that beat them. This international entity is as useless, as it is costing. The OSCE mandate has four coordinates, one of them being mass-media and human rights. 48 employees, with a yearly budget of two million euros, of which 300 000 only for the mass-media, all these so that OSCE can go on holiday during the most serious abuses during the last 20 years.
The only public statements that the OSCE office made were on the 6th and th of April. On the 6th they hurried to say that the elections had been ok. On the 7th they condemned the violences in Chisinau. No word after that, during the next days when the Moldovan journalists feared to get out of their houses and expected being arrested any moment. Only on the 14th the OSCE “woke up” from their Easter holiday. A press release from the OSCE representative, Miklos Haraszti, condemned the abuses of the authorities from Chisinau. A weird thing: although the OSCE statement was supposed to refer strictly to the serious abuses of the police and special services, Haraszti wanted to preach conduct and ethics lessons to the journalists. Filled with deep Christian feelings inside, after an Easter weekend, Haraszti urged them to keep their mouths shut and not “inflame the situation” or “personally get involved in the events they speak about“. Better said, they were supposed to leave their arrested and beaten bodies and write news from up above, from heaven.
Why we don’t need OSCE anymore
The organisation was founded during the 70’s. One of the defining lines was protecting democratic values and human rights. After 30 years, in September 2008, the Russian ambassador in Wien formally asked OSCE to give up this priority, and focus on economical and security problems. Privately, it was requested the neutralization of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the agency which is in charge of monitoring the elections and which has an unacceptable “insolence” (to be read: “independence”) degree. Russia is one of the main sponsors (approximately 35% of the OSCE budget) and does not understand to be criticized on its own money. The revolt of the political elite of soviet origins toughened after the Chechen crisis, when OSCE released one of its most severe and most criticizing towards Russian government reports. Basically, and especially since 2004, the monitoring elections reports started being politically censored by the diplomats of the organisation. Accounts like “The police surrounded the headquarters of the main opposition party” (Russia, 2003) disappeared from the final OSCE / ODIHR reports; generally, frustration dominates the observers who have been breaking their bones during the monitoring campaigns: the information for which lives are risked are supressed, up to disappearance, by the diplomatic negociation of the political representatives with the local authorities, inside the OSCE.
OSCE – tourism agency for the post-soviet maffia
Currently, Georgia does not event want to hear of the OSCE anymore, as they consider it an organisation which represents the interests of the Kremlin. In Russia, the assistance mission was closed, and since 2007, monitoring elections in that country was given up altogether. In Moldova, the report on the elections was made public on Monday, after just a few hours since the end of the elections. European observers’ remarks were ruled out: baroness Emma Nicholson showed the access blocking of the Moldovan citizens to the voting sections, across the Nistru river. Marian Jean Marinescu showed that 200 000 more people appeared on the voting lists, as compared to the previous elections, and many other problems that were not just “mere incidents“, but affected profoundly the elections process. Such problems that were removed from the report made tens of thousands of Moldovan get out on streets. This way, the OSCE hostility towards journalists is nothing but a symptom of a much more serious illness of this organisation. If the Russian government manages to control through blackmail the activity of a multinational institution, meant to protect human rights in Europe, the purpose of this organisation is compromised. And if we add the fact that the access of the Romanians in the structure of the OSCE mission is basically forbidden, while the Russian becomes a compulsory language to get to top levels inside OSCE, one wonders if there is any use in sponsoring an organisation which appears to have become a tourism agency for the post-soviet maffia.
Hungarian Kalman Mizsei is the special EU representative in Moldova. Two years ago, he warned Romania to give up their “older brother” attitude towards Moldova. Miszei exceeded his attributions by ordering Romania to sign the base treaty with Moldova and by asking that Romania should give up granting Romanian citizenship to Moldovans, which is a sovereign atribute of Romania. The EU representative ended his speech by praising the “pluralism” and the “civil society” in Transnistria. Kalman Miszei ended up becoming a EU representative in Moldova after he had to quit from the United Nations’ Program for Development, following some serious accusations of corruption regarding financing the rehabilitation of the Moscow Planetarium with European money. Inner Citty Press, a non-profit organisation, which watches the spending of the granted funds for poor communities by UN, the World Bank, PNUD a.s.o, brings serious accusations to Miszei.
The presenter of the elections report was the Estonian Marianne Mikko, who represented the European Parliament at the elections in the Republic of Moldova. Mikko should not have been an observer there, as being biased, as a co-president of the EU-Moldova Committee together with the communist Stepaniuc, and by her numerous statements during time, which proved her anti-Romanian subjectivity.
Mikko, an ex-journalist for a communist newspaper during the USSR, attacked heavily the Romanian president for his intention of granting Romanian citizenship to the Moldovans, which is a sovereign right of Romania. By breaching any protocol, Mikko accused him of “lack of wisdom“, then withdrawing her statement and saying that the press misinterpreted her. The Estonian representative opposes Romania taking part in the negociation format with Transnistria and Moldova joinig the EU at the same time with the West Balkan countries. Mikko stirred a whole scandal in Europe by her initiative of restricting the bloggers’ freedom of expression and the obligativity of identifying them.
The most active influence Russian agent in the observers delegation at the elections in the Republic of Moldova is the British David Wilshire, a representative of the Council of Europe. Wilshire is a notorious propangandist of Moscow interests. Last year he scandalized the public opinion in the UK, when he accused Georgia of agression against Russia, following him taking part in a delegation in the ex-soviet area.
The British newspaper “The Guardian“, after reviewing all Wilshire‘s pro-Russian antecedents, uncovers his slatternly lobby to impose Mihail Margelov, Putin‘s man, as president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (APCE), in January 2008. After the Spanish socialist Luis Maria de Puig became president of the APCE, in the detriment of Margelov, Wilshire refused to shake hands with de Puig, saying that he had “prepared his congratulations speech in Russian, not in Spanish“. The Moscow newspaper “Kommersant” considered the event as tragic, because de Puig has just been elected, when he invited Mihail Saakasvili, the Georgian president, to the APCE session, and the APCE delegates criticized the elections for the Parliament in Russia. David Wilshire reacted, saying that the Russian elections had been correct, while the Georgian ones had been frauded.
Arrested girls in Chisinau, asked to do push-ups and genuflexions, strip naked, in front of the policemen.
At least seven girls detained by the Moldovan police during the night from 7th to 8th April, were subjected to a degrading treatment inside the General police department, says their attorney, Lilia Prodan, quoted by Jurnal de Chisinau. According to her, the girls were brought to that location and completely stripped of their clothes, in the presence of seven policemen, to be searched.
“They kept them naked for more than an hour, while they asked them to do push-ups, genuflexions, to keep their hands behind their heads. The policemen swore them terribly, using the most humiliating words to them“, says their attorney.
She adds that six of the girls were not even present at the protests. They had come to Chisinau from Cahul, together with other people, in order to take part in the demonstrations, but, because their bus had got too late in the capital, they decided to return, without going to the National Assembly Square. The bus they were in, was stopped by the policemen and turned to the General police department. There, all the 30 passengers were asked to get off and arrested.
“The boys, they beat them. But for the girls, they found a special treatment“, says Lilia Prodan, adding that one of the girls who tried to refuse was hit by the policemen. “The girls told me that she had her leg broken and multiple bruises and scratches on her body. Most probably she was dragged on the floor“, the attorney explained. She also said that after a day and a half of detention, the girls and the boys were taken to the Drochia police department.
“Before loading them in the prison’s truck, the young people were fed for the first time since their arrest. They were given a piece of bread and an egg, which were most probably spoilt, because during the transport they kept throwing up. They were so dirty that at first, the police in Drochia didn’t even want to take them“, says the jurist.
After five days of detention, many of the arrested girls were set free. Ina, the girl who was beaten, was kept in arrest for ten days. From what her attorney knows, the girl was not seen by a doctor, and the policemen just told her: “You’ll get over it!” After having been set free, the girls tried to get a medical certificate, but the medical experts refuse to examine them, says Jurnal de Chisinau.
The BBC has seen evidence of widespread police brutality in Moldova, following the disputed parliamentary election on 5 April. The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse has been hearing people’s stories.
The Communist authorities made hundreds of arrests after protestors occupied public buildings in the capital Chisinau, demonstrating against what they said were rigged results.
Those who have been released tell of severe beatings in custody, and there are reports that three may have died as a result of the abuse.
At a graveside in the town of Soroca in northern Moldova, men are shovelling freshly dug earth on top of a coffin. Women are holding flowers.
Occasionally one of the mourners approaches another and breaks of a piece of bread from a circular loaf.
It is Orthodox Easter weekend, but these mourners are here to bury Eugen Tapu. His family believe he died as a result of police brutality.
“I don’t believe what the police told us,” Eugen’s father says later at the wake, walking between the tables with a fixed expression, pouring wine for the mourners.
“They killed him, that’s for sure, and they must answer for what they’ve done.”
No suicide marks
The police say they found the decomposing body of Eugen Tapu on 15 April, hanging from his bootlaces in the attic of a building in the capital.
But Eugen’s family say they could find no marks on his neck.
The Moldovan government strongly denies any involvement in Eugen’s death, or in the deaths of two other young men, Valeriu Boboc, and Ion Tabuleac.
Both were found dead in the days after the protests, and media reports have attributed their deaths to injuries suffered at the hands of the police.
Human rights groups say that the kinds of injuries found on their bodies are similar to those suffered by the many others who were beaten during police detention.
At the other end of Moldova, in the southern town of Cahul, Ion Butmalai is lying in a hospital bed. He looks weak.
On the night of 7 April, Mr Butmalai was on his way back to Cahul from Chisinau when his minibus was stopped by police.
Everyone on the bus was arrested and taken to a police station in the capital.
“We were made to stand with our hands up facing a wall,” he says. “They beat us with truncheons, and with their fists, and kicked us.
“They also hit us with rifles, on different parts of our bodies, in the head, in the back, in the legs.”
After three or four hours outside in the cold, he says they were taken into the building itself and forced to strip naked. Then the beatings started again.
“We were beaten until some of us were covered in blood, falling over. After that we were taken to the cells, 15 or 16 people to a cell.”
On condition of anonymity, a doctor at the hospital said that Mr Butmalai’s injuries are consistent with his story.
This story is not unique. Iurie Craciuneac, an opposition activist, was arrested at the same time.
More than 10 days after the beatings, the bruises on his upper legs are still visible.
But a photo, taken after his release on 11 April, shows the real extent of his injuries, his thighs covered in purple and yellow patches.
The Moldovan police are under the direct control of the ministry of the interior.
Valentin Zubik, the deputy interior minister, told the BBC he has no evidence to prove that the any of the roughly three hundred people officially detained by the authorities, were beaten while in police custody.
Nevertheless, he says the Moldovan Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the allegations.
“If it is proven that any members of the police force used unjustified force on any of the detainees – let alone torture or other means – then depending on the seriousness of the crime, they will be held responsible – whether that means disciplinary action or a criminal investigation.”
Still in detention
But the executive director of Amnesty International Moldova, Evghenii Golosceapov, does not believe the minister’s denials.
“I consider that these denials are not credible,” he told us in the capital, Chisinau.
“All people who were interviewed by human rights defenders, including Amnesty International, are confirming that they were beaten, and they confirm that all the people they have seen in detention were beaten as well.”
More than 100 of those who were arrested in the aftermath of the protests have been released in the past few days.
But Amnesty International believes that many more are still in detention.
Over the Easter weekend just gone, Chisinau’s central square has been quiet.
But the scars of 7 April are still visible: windows in the parliament building are still shattered, still blackened by smoke.
The violence of those protests took the authorities by surprise. But the brutality of the response has shocked many others.
● PL, AMN and PLDM parties showed on Wednesday the first evidence of frauding elections ● In one of the voting locations, in the district Hancesti, the representatives of the three parties found in the sealed bags signed lists with voters that dated 6th March 2005. ● The three opposition leaders are inclined to believe that between 10 and 30 percent of the vote overall was fixed. ● Over 100 000 fake ballot were printed.
After checking a few percentage of the lists of voters, it was proved that 5166 people have voted in several voting locations, 3280 voting papers had the same code, 1600 people voted based on another document than their ID, 1000 signatures were counterfeited. Even the local authorities had their own lists of voters – a few days before the elections, the Ministry of Information Development submitted its lists to the voting locations.
Alexandru Taran, who lives on the Ismail street, and Nicolae Ursu, resident on Sciusev street, have the same serial number on the ID – 01021324 A. These are just examples among the thousands on the electoral lists showed by PL, PLDM and AMN parties, who presented yesterday, a first set of arguments in favor of massive election fraud by the Communists. According to the three parties who don’t accept the voting results of the elections on April 5th, the fraud was in proportion of 30%.
Morarita Constantin Victor voted with the identification numbers, that were later found to belong, in fact, to Maftiuc Alexandru, born in 1918. In a village of 300 voters in the north of Moldova, six people voted twice using different residence forms.
Over a hundred thousand false identity cards
According to the three party leaders, Mihai Ghimpu, Vlad Filat and Serafim Urecheanu, right before the elections, the Ministry of Information Development (MID) issued over 100 thousand false IDs, which were provided to trustworthy communist people. Apart from that, MID also issued tens of thousands of supplementary residence forms and so-called “forms no 9”, which replaced the IDs. After some inspections from three regions, it was revealed that more than 3200 identification numbers belong to several persons. These facts prove and explain the “increase’ in population who had the right to vote in the eve of the elections.
Serafim Urecheanu reported that the lists compiled by the mayors, were replaced in the last minute with lists from the MID, despite the fact that the CEC (Central Elections Commision) had recommended that the latter are only advisory. Urecheanu mentioned that the award the Minister of the MID received after the elections, from Voronin, totally explains all, since he assured the “link” between the dead people and the communist party.
400 000 Moldovans cloned
“On the 17th March 2009, the CEC approved the main list of 2 549 804 voters. Taking a look at the information on the counting of votes (www.cec.md) it turns out that in the main list of the elections of April 5th, 2 583 129 citizens were included, that is 33 325 more people. In another official information from the CEC, the number of citizens included in the main list was 2 564 710. “Based on what documents does the surplus of voters appear on the list?” rhetorically asked Veaceslav Negruta, an economics expert, who is a PLDM candidate. Negruta reviewed all reports and demographics of recent years, which show a negative natural growth. In addition to that, he said that during the local elections in 2007, only 2 226 167 people voted. According to Negrutza’s analysis, the population in RM has increased “out of the blue” in the last two months, with about 400 thousand citizens with a right to vote. Besides this, over one hundred thousand citizens voted on additional lists.
Fraud through the additional lists
Mihai Ghimpu said that until now, 5000 people were found listed in the supplementary lists of different sections. The presidents of the three parties have said that most of the problems they had in Chisinau, were when they wanted to copy the lists of voters. They added that they didn’t see any lists from Rascani district in the capital, where most of the fraud have been commited. Nor have they had access to the lists of polls made abroad, to demonstrate the multiple votes. However, the strategies that the communists used are already clear. Vasile Untila from Discova, Orhei, voted in Bucharest with his passport that was stamped “voted”. However, apparently he has also voted once more in his native village, as indicated by the signature on the base list.
The representatives of PL, PLDM and AMN say that the big number of voters from the supplementary electoral lists, of more than 117 thousand of citizens, had a role in the process of election fraud. They said that there is a greater mobility in the large towns, where it could be explained the large number of voters on these lists, but not in villages. In some places, such as Solonet, Soroca, the vote was mostly based on additional lists (on the main list 461 voters were included, and on the additional lists – 334).
Lists of voters in 2005
In addition to these schemes, the governing authorities allowed people to vote with other documents than those provided by law, such as the the driver’s license or car registration certificate, and many lists do not include the data from the IDs. In Rezina, the voters lists were handwritten. In one voting centers in the district of Hincesti, the representatives of the three parties found voters lists dated 6 March 2005, which had been previously already signed, in the sealed bags .
Ghimpu said these cases are only “a beginning” of their reasearch. The three parties will present the first evidence to the Constitutional Court and will ask for extending the period of verification of the voters lists. “These schemes have been used in elections in 2005. We can say that the Communist Party uses democracy only to maintain its power, and that this party has never earned the trust of the population, “said Ghimpu. Equally, Urechean said that the April 5th elections are a complete mockery towards the electoral system in Moldova.
CAMPANIE REALITATEA TV: Speranţă pentru Basarabia
Paştele e sufletul creştinătăţii. Este sărbătoarea iubirii prin toate semnificaţiile sale şi a familiei prin tradiţie. Realitatea TV îi invită pe toţi cei care sunt apropiaţi sufleteşte de fraţii de peste Prut să transmită mesajele lor pentru basarabeni, în campania “Speranţă pentru Basarabia“.
Românii au răspuns campaniei Realitatea TV “Speranţă pentru Basarabia” şi au venit la zidul din Piaţa Universităţii, după slujba de Înviere pentru a da lumină fraţilor de peste Prut. Un gest simbolic care, spun ei, le va da românilor din Basarabia putere să lupte în continuare.
Jurnalişti români şi moldoveni, intelectuali sau oameni simpli au venit pe tot parcursul zilei şi au transmis mesaje de încurajare la Zidul din Piaţa Universităţii.
“Fraţi români, şi mă adresez aici tuturor, gândiţi-vă la Învierea lui Hristos, la Paştele care vine, la Sărbătoarea asta minunată dar şi la faptul că ea nu pote fi împlinită decât dacă suntem cu toţii liniştiţi sub lumina lui Dumnezeu”, a declarat Vladimir Bulat, scriitor.
“Cel mai important este o perserverenţă în ceea înseamnă susţinerea Basarabiei din partea României în continuare fiindcă oamenii de acolo, tineretul şi nu numai, se bazează foarte mult pe sprijinul României“, a afirmat Micloş Micleuşanu, jurnalist Planeta Moldova.
Campania Realitatea Tv “Speranţă pentru Basarabia” continuă şi astăzi. Vă aşteptăm în Piaţa Universităţii să transmiteţi un gând bun şi un mesaj românilor de peste Prut.
Cateva din mesajele postate deja pe site-ul Realitatea.net:
sandra: Dragi romani de peste Prut sa stiti ca ne pasa, am suferit odata cu voi pentru toate intimplarile nefericite si pentru toti cei care va luptati cu comunismul si vreti sa aveti o viata libera meritati din plin asta. Nu renuntati la gindurile voastre bune si la ambitia voastra. Doresc sa fim o singura tara fara granite si diferente si meritam cu totii asta. Iar pentru voi dragi politicieni lasati ambitiile politice si ginditi-va la acei oameni care sufera nevinovati si faceti ceva pentru ei daca va pasa nu ignorati oamenii sinceri, buni si foarte muncitori de acolo care sufera din pricina ambitiilor politice. Haideti sa fim mai buni si cu totii uniti intoadeauna suntem ROMANI. Sper ca inimile sa se inmoaie privind la durerea fratilor nostri si sa fim doar o tara si sa nu lasam indiferenta sa faca loc intre noi.*PASTE FERICIT* tuturor si HRISTOS A INVIAT!
alex: Dumnezeu sa le lumineze calea fratilor nostrii de peste Prut…..nimeni nu ne poate tine despartiti. Hristos a inviat!
pician: Lumina din LUMINA LUI HRSTOS dau din suflet fratilor nostri de peste Prut sa le lumineze calea spre libertate si speranta pentru mai bine, mai frumos si UNIRE-n cuget si-n simtiri. PASTE FERICIT!
Daniela: Fie ca minunea iertarii si mantuirii, care a devenit posibila prin jerfa Domnului Iisus Hristos, sa atinga sufletele noastre, ale tuturor, romani si basarabeni. HRISTOS A INVIAT! Ma bucura existenta acestei campanii de sustinere pentru romanii basarabeni. Acum sunt departe de tara mea, Romania, si am intrerupt studiul in perioada de examene pentru mine ca sa urmaresc ce se intampla in Basarabia. Am fost atat de emotionata sa vad, prin Internet, cum tinerii basarabeni au iesit cu atat curaj in strada sa strige “libertate”, apoi profund indurerata de abuzurile care s-au comis asupra lor. Eram in lacrimi si nu puteam decat sa ma rog pentru ca intr-o zi situatia in Moldova sa se schimbe si sa existe respect pentru viata oricarei fiinte umane. As fi vrut sa fiu acolo, pe strazile din Chisinau impreuna cu ei. Pentru mine, voi, dragii mei frati basarabeni, sunteti minunati. Va admir curajul si demnitatea cu care v-ati facut auzita vocea de curand. Desi departe, sunt cu tot sufletul alaturi de voi! Doamne ajuta! Sarbatori Fericite!
Simi: Doamne, alină durerea basarabenilor care suferă închiși în „granița unui stat” și întărește credința românilor care se afla în afara acelei granițe.
myway_ro: nimeni in Romania nu va mai accepta sa fie ucisi copiii neamului romanesc! fiti tari! mantuirea este aproape! Hristos a Inviat cu moartea pe moarte calcand!
Cristina: Vreau sa multumesc postului Realitatea pentru sustinere si mesajele din partea romanilor .
Calin: Va multumi frati de peste Prut ca ne dati speranta sa credem la bine!!! Va multumim ca prin intermediul unor simple cuvinte de inspirati atita incredere ca mai este cineva in
lume carora le pasa de noi si de intregii Romanii de pretutindeni! Sa speram ca impreuna cu voi…vom reusi sa eliminam ciuma comunista de la conducere si da spunem un nu comunismului va multumim ca tinerii din rominia ne sustin!!! BASARABIA E ROMANIA!!!
Koko: Paste fericit romanilor de peste Prut! As vrea sa intreb trustul Realitatea daca nu se poate sa se faca si o campanie de ajutorare a familiilor victimelor, pt ca stiu, de
exemplu, ca primul tanar mort avea un copil de doi ani. Ar fi bine sa se ia legatura cu famila si sa se deschida un cont, ceva; sunt sigura ca ar dona destul de multi oameni, eu as fi unul dintre ei. Oricat de rau am duce-o noi, ei o duc si mai rau si ar fi frumos sa facem ceva mai mult.
Nicolle: Pentru aceia care nu se pot bucura LIBER de Sfintele Sarbatori Pacale, pentru aceia care trebuie sa mascheze bucuria Invierii Mantuitorului, pentru aceia care isi ureaza in soapta, pentru a nu fi auziti un timid “Hristos a Inviat!”, pentru voi, frati si surori din Basarabia, “Hristos a Inviat!” si El e viu in inimile voastre, iar asta conteaza cel mai mult! Fiti binecuvantati cu pace!
Svetlana: Buna seara tuturor As vrea din tot sufletul sa va multumesc voua fratilor din Romania si voua Realitatea tv ca ne sunteti alaturi in aceste clipe grele prin care trecem noi, romanii din Moldova ! Va multumesc din inima pu lumina pe care o aduceti in vietile si casele noastre care au fost intunecate de comunisti !!! Sper ca Dumnezeu sa auda rugaciunile poporului nostru si sa ne dea o conducere careva avea inima si suflet!!! Va multumim pt tot Sarbatori Fericite!
lucian tanase: Vreau sa fac un apel sa cugetati asupra acestor tineri si va regasiti in ei asa cum si voi ati luptat in urma cu cateva decenii pentru noi tineri din Romania, nu ii lasati pe
fratii nostri de peste Prut, au un trecut si o istorie comuna, iar viitorul lor este unul European. Drepturi fundamentale care noi, europenii le consideram asa normale incat am uitat semnificatia lor, pe cand in alta tara e considerata un privilegiu uitat si pierdut. Au tot dreptul sa fie recunoscuti ca cetateni europeni acesti tineri, ei lupta cu florile si cuvantul, autoritatile lupta cu pumnul si cu picioru, spuneti-mi voi cine e mai breaz, si mai curajos, si mai legitim? Un cuget pentru toti romanii si moldovenii de peste Prut: “Expune-te celei mai profunde frici; dupa aceea frica nu mai are nici o putere asupra ta si frica de libertate se va micsora si va disparea. Atunci esti liber!” Sarbatori fericite tuturor romanilor si fratilor nostri de peste Prut. Cu drag, un roman care va sustine cu trup si suflet, asa cum orice roman trebuie sa o faca.
CL: PENTRU VOI CEI CARE PATIMITI IN R. MOLDOVA PTR. LIBERTATE, PTR. DREPTUL LA VIATA DEMNA, PTR. VOI, NEAMURILE SI RUDELE NOASTRE DIN STANGA PRUTULUI NE RUGAM AZI IN NOAPTEA INVIERII SI VA DORIM DIN SUFLET PASTE FERICIT! Grupa de initiativa a USUR, Lidia-Elena si Gheorghe Constantinescu
Cristian: Eu consider ca frontiera de pe Prut este contra firii: ea violeaza constiinta romaneasca si separa fratii de un sange. De aceea vreau sa fie cat mai repede dizolvata, pentru a ne
putea vedea unii pe altii repede si cu usurinta. Apoi, se vor inregistra foarte repede progrese reale.
eminemy: Am aprins lumina pentru Basarabia, si ma rog bunului Dumnezeu sa-i ajute, sa nu-i lase! DUMNEZEU NU-I VA LASA! AVEM INCREDERE IN DUMNEZEU SI…SA NE RUGAM CU
TOTII!!! Atata timp cat sperantele lor sunt atat de singeros innabusite e greu sa crezi ca si noi cei de dincoace de PRUT suntem liberi!
Andrei Savciuc: Nu am plecat in Chisinau sa sarbatoresc Pastele cu familia. M-am hotarat sa nu risc; am ramas in Bucuresti. Din fericire insa, aici nu ma simt deloc singur, imi dau seama ca si aici am o familie – marea familie a romanilor.
liliana: va multumim mult ca nu ne uitati si ca sunteti alaturi de noi in aceste clipe grele. vomreusi pina la urma iar copii nostri vor avea o viata mai buna si nu vor fi ucisi si torturati p/u ca sunt romani, vor sa vorbeasca, sa scrie si sa citeasca in romaneste. va multumesc Realitatea tv pt aceasta campanie, avem nevoie de sustinerea voastra.
LAZAR GHEORGHE: Din orasul MARII UNIRI, ALBA-IULIA, un gand frumos cu multa SPERANTA DE UNIRE, primiti de sfintele sarbatori de INVIERE, cu speranta ca nu peste mult timp ROMANIA MARE SE VA INFAPTUI CA IN 1918 la ALBA-IULIA…TUTUROR DIN BASARABIA PASTE LINISTIT…cu multa dragoste in suflet un ARDELEAN din ALBA, munti APUSENI va saluta…
assaltdog: fiindca sunt din Ploiesti si nu pot ajunge in p-ta Universitatii ,trimit de aici toate gandurile mele bune fratilor de peste Prut. Fie ca Sfanta lumina a Invierii Domnului sa va aduca bucurie,sanatate,realizari si putere.Dumnezeu prin vointa si puterea sa ne va uni si Basarabia va apartine Romaniei.Paste Fericit,fratilor moldoveni. HRISTOS A INVIAT!!!
virg: Trebuie sa fiti constienti de forta voastra!!!Nu va lasati condusi de o mana de comunisti rusi!!!Sunteti milioane, strigati-va in gura mare dorintele si o sa obtineti tot ce va doriti, dar nu mai pierdeti timpul !!!
sanziana: COPIII de acolo sunt eroi! BASARABIA A INVIAT!
ana: Pentru cei ce patimesc in Basarabia, pentru acei tineri eroi care sunt batuti si nedreptatiti, pentru acei frati minunati… ma rog pentru voi si sunt cu gandul alaturi de voi!
Bogdan: Romania e alaturi de voi fratilor, nu va lasati!!!!!
Marian-Jean Marinescu and baroness Emma Nicholson (foto) have found numerous irregularities which lack in the final report.
MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu declared for Cotidianul that he noticed many irregularities in the voting centers in the three counties that he monitored during the elections in the Republic of Moldova.
“There was no supervision over the voters. Some of them voted with expired id-s, and the vote stamp was laid on the annex, which was a simple piece of paper easily dettachable. Others voted with passports from 1974 or forms replacing id-s“, said Marinescu. “Residents in Transnistria had ten voting centers which lacked any coordination. There were no lists, and some voters simply refused to be put on lists, even if they cast their vote“, explained Marinescu.
Also, baroness Emma Nicholson has declares lately for the BBC that she has noticed many irregularities in the voting process. Every observer handed his or her conclusions to Marianne Mikko, chief of EP delegation, and she was supposed to “negociate” their inclusion in the final OSCE report.
“I have tried, but did not succeed!“, said Mikko. “I have serious doubts about that“, said Marinescu. To enflame things even more, Marianne Mikko stated at the Wednesday reunion of the EP Foreign Affairs Commision (AFET) that now “the situation normalized in the Republic of Moldova”.
After the AFET reunion, the European Parliament decided to send an evaluation mission to Chisinau, consisting of nine European deputies. Ioan-Mircea Pascu declared for Cotidianul that the socialists group would send a separate mission, led by Jan Marinus Wiersma. “We want to send a clear message to Chisinau – that what is happening now is unacceptable“, said Pascu. The resolution will be presented in May.
Hundreds of people, including minors, were detained in Moldova as the country’s authorities clamped down following demonstrations which started in the capital on 6 April but which led to rioting on 7 April 2009.
According to the Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs, by 11 April, 129 people had been detained. Of these, 88 people had been sentenced to between 2–15 days administrative detention, 22 people had been fined and four people had been released. Fifteen people were still unaccounted for. A further 86 people have been detained on suspicion of committing criminal acts.
Amnesty International is concerned that people, mostly of student age, were detained indiscriminately and many were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. Local NGOs have testimonies from over 100 detainees, their families or lawyers, claiming that they have been beaten or subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Amnesty International has written to President Vladimir Voronin raising the following concerns.
EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE BY POLICE AFTER THE DEMONSTRATIONS
Amnesty International has received many reports of excessive use of force by police following the demonstrations which began on 6 April. Amnesty International acknowledges that law enforcement officials have both a responsibility and an obligation under international law to ensure the safety and security of people and property. However, it is also the duty of the authorities to ensure that the policing of demonstrations is carried out in a manner that complies with international standards, such as the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials and the UN Basic Principles on Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. According to the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms, law enforcement officials should only use force and firearms in carrying out their duties if other means would be ineffective. Governments should ensure that any arbitrary or abusive use of force by law enforcement officers is prosecuted as a criminal offence.
Amnesty International has interviewed the following people whose cases illustrate this concern:
Valentina Cusnir, an independent member of parliament, was near the main street of Chisinau at about midnight on 7 April. She told Amnesty International that she witnessed police beating a group of young people who had attempted to overturn a kiosk. She reported to Amnesty International that she was verbally abused by a police officer. Two officers then twisted her arms behind her back, one grabbed her by the hair and the officers then dragged her for about 200m before pushing her to the ground and letting her go. She believes she lost consciousness. Medical records confirm that she suffered concussion, a fractured left wrist and bruising to her back; she has been hospitalised as a result of these injuries.
Oleg Brega, a civil society activist, reported to Amnesty International that he was beaten by police when he attempted to film the police beating people behind the Building of the Government at about midnight on 8 April. An Amnesty International representative accompanied him to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Valeriu Boboc reportedly died during the demonstrations on 7 April. There are conflicting reports as to the cause of his death. The General Prosecutor’s Office has reported that his death was due to poisoning with unknown substances, while his family allege that he died as a result of injuries inflicted by the police.
Amnesty International calls on the Moldovan authorities:
– to ensure that law enforcement officials are trained to use all force strictly in accordance with international standards;
– to ensure that all allegations of use of excessive force by the police during and after the events on 7 April are promptly, thoroughly and independently investigated;
– to ensure that police officers carrying out arrests identify themselves and to stop the practice of detentions being carried out by officers in plain clothes who fail to identify themselves.
WIDESPREAD TORTURE AND OTHER INHUMAN AND DEGRADING TREATMENT IN DETENTION
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, by 11 April as many as 200 people were in detention, either awaiting trial, or serving administrative sentences. By 13 April, Amnesty International had been contacted regarding 46 cases concerning people in police custody many of whom had reportedly been beaten or otherwise ill-treated. The UN Human Rights Advisor for Moldova has confirmed that he saw evidence of acts of cruel and unusual punishment when he visited the pre-trial detention centre (SIZO) No. 13 in Chişinău on 11 April.
The following cases illustrate our concerns:
A group of 36 people travelling in minibuses and a car were stopped by police in masks and machine guns at 12.30am on 7 April, and escorted to the Central Police Commissariat in Chişinău. They were reportedly made to stand in the courtyard against walls with their legs and arms apart for two hours or more, and one of them reported that he was beaten in the face with a rifle butt. When they were taken into the building they had their fingerprints taken and they were photographed and filmed. While being questioned, they each had someone standing behind them and after each question they were hit with a police baton and kicked. After questioning they were allegedly forced to run along a “corridor of death” of uniformed police, consisting of five or six on each side, while police beat, kicked and used batons against them. The group, which included seven women, was told to strip down to their underwear and forced to perform squats. They were detained overnight and given administrative sentences of between two and 10 days’ imprisonment.
Anatol Matasaru was detained on 8 April and only allowed access to his lawyer on 14 April. At the time of writing, he is still in detention and two people who had been in detention with him told his wife later that all those in detention at the same time were beaten, but that Anatol Matasaru was beaten much more than the others because he was known to the police from his previous peaceful protests. Anatol Matasaru was reportedly forced by the police officers beating him to lick their boots so that they would stop. He has been charged with a criminal offence.
Damian Hancu, a Moldovan studying in France, was at the demonstrations on 7 April interpreting for Swedish journalists when he was detained by police officers at 10pm on 7 April. He was reportedly severely beaten and kicked by police officers in custody to force him to confess to having taken part in the rioting and the destruction at the Parliamentary and Presidential buildings. He was released on 9 April and was charged with an administrative offence.
In our report on torture and ill-treatment in police custody we documented a number of factors leading to impunity for torture and other ill-treatment including low rates of conviction of police officers for torture and other ill-treatment, the difficulties that victims face in lodging complaints, as well as the failure of the Prosecutor General’s office to conduct prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigations. We called on senior officials to deliver a clear message that torture or ill-treatment or threats to use such treatment are absolutely prohibited. The number of reports of ill-treatment that we are currently receiving appears to signal that there is a continuing atmosphere of impunity among police officers.
Amnesty International urges the Moldovan authorities:
– to take the lead to combat torture and other ill-treatment by delivering a clear message that such methods will not be tolerated;
– to ensure that all allegations of torture and ill-treatment are promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigated, and that anyone reasonably identified as responsible is brought to justice in fair proceedings;
– to ensure that anyone found to be a victim of such violations receives reparations, including fair and adequate compensation and full rehabilitation.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE NECESSARY SAFEGUARDS TO DETAINEES
International human rights bodies have identified the right to have access to a lawyer as one of the fundamental safeguards against ill-treatment, and that right should apply form the outset of custody. In most of the cases that have come to Amnesty International’s attention since 7 April detainees have not been provided with prompt access to a lawyer of their choice.
The following examples illustrate our concerns:
Damian Hancu, asked to see a lawyer, and reported that he was beaten even more for having asked.
The group of 36 people who were detained on 7 April, were allocated lawyers, but denied access to lawyers of their choice. One of the appointed lawyers reportedly beat his client in order to force him to confess. Two of the lawyers asked for money and said they would not work unless they were paid in advance.
There have also been reports that detainees are brought before a judge, often in groups and directly in police stations, and without adequate information as to the place and time being publicized to enable family members and lawyers to be present. The court hearings often last no more than 10 – 15 minutes and people are not being informed of their right to appeal against these decisions.
Amnesty International urges the Moldovan authorities:
– to ensure that all detainees are informed of their rights and ensured prompt access to a lawyer of their choice;
– to ensure that in criminal cases the requirements of the Criminal Procedural Code that a lawyer always be present during police interrogations is complied with;
– to ensure that court hearings are public and that information about the dates and times of hearings are publicized;
– to ensure that those sentenced under the Code on Administrative Infractions do not serve their sentences in police detention facilities.
FAILURE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THOSE WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF HAVING COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACTS AND THOSE WHO HAVE PEACEFULLY EXERCISED THEIR RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY
Amnesty International is concerned that in their haste to prosecute those who committed criminal acts during the rioting on 7 April, police and prosecutors may fail to distinguish between those who have been peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly and those who have committed violent acts. Amnesty International has previously documented cases where Ministry of Interior employees violated the right to freedom of expression by detaining people demonstrating peacefully within the law and failing to safeguard the right to freedom of expression from violation by third parties. The organization wrote to the Minister of the Interior on 11 February 2009 expressing concern at these violations.
Amnesty International is particularly concerned about the following individuals:
Natalia Morari and Ghenadie Brega have been accused of attempting to overthrow the state and could face a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. Both were amongst a group of civil society activists including Elena Zgardan, Artur Gurau, Ion Tarna and others who organized a peaceful “day of mourning” on 6 April to protest against the results of the Moldovan parliamentary elections which took place the previous day. They had informed the authorities about their plans in accordance with the law. They had not expected that as many as 10,000 people would turn up at the peaceful demonstration. The organizers of the vigil asked everybody to leave at 8pm, but the political leaders present continued speaking to the crowd until 8.30pm and then announced that there would be another meeting at 10am the following morning. Amnesty International believes that the organizers were peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, and that if arrested for organizing a peaceful assembly for which they had notified the authorities, they would be considered prisoners of conscience.
The meeting on 7 April, turned into violent rioting. Natalia Morari told Amnesty International that she was present on that day and was engaged in trying to locate loudspeakers in order to instruct the demonstrators to stay on the designated protest site.
Amnesty International urges the Moldovan authorities:
– to ensure that police officers understand and act according to the new Law on Assemblies and Moldova’s international human rights obligations;
– to ensure that a distinction is made between those suspected of having committed criminal acts and those who have peacefully exercised their rights to freedom of expression and assembly;
– to ensure that the rights to freedom of assembly, association and expression are upheld.
IMPEDING THE WORK OF THE PARLIAMENTARY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES (OMBUDSMEN)
Amnesty International welcomed the establishment of the Consultative Council for the Prevention of Torture within the Parliamentary Human Rights Advocates office. The Consultative Council was established in compliance with Moldova’s obligations as a state party to the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture. Regular visits to places of detention by an independent monitoring body of this kind, is one of the most effective ways to prevent torture and ill-treatment.
However, Amnesty International is concerned to learn that between 7 – 13 April, the Consultative Council was refused access to many police stations, including the General Police Commissariat of Chisinau and the Central, Buiucani and Rascani District Police Commissariats in Chisinau. It w as only able to visit the pre-trial detention centre (SIZO) No 13 on 11 April after more than an hour of negotiations and with the intervention of the Ombudsman. Furthermore, on 14 and 15 April, the Consultative Council was given very restricted access to Ciocana District Police Commissariat and access to Rişcani District Police Commissariat only when the Ombudsman arrived.
Amnesty International is further concerned by reports that the Parliamentary Human Rights Advocates have been strongly advised by the authorities not to speak out about human rights violations or assist with visits to detention centres.
Amnesty International urges the Moldovan authorities:
– to ensure that police officers at all levels are properly informed of the legal functions and duties of the Parliamentary Human Rights Advocates, including the rights to enter without any restriction, and without prior authorization, any state institution, including police stations and prisons, and to speak in confidence with any person there, without the presence of officials as set out in the Law on Parliamentary Advocates. These rights extend to the Consultative Council against Torture.
The UNICEF representative in the Republic of Moldova declare that, according to its information, some of the arrested children may have been maltreated.
The UNICEF representative in the Republic of Moldova, Alexandra Yuster, made this statement, after her meeting with the vice-minister of Interior, Valentin Zubic and the Justice vice-minister, Nicolae Esanu.
Anton Gamurari, Major-General of Police: “Voronin has followed Hitler’s example”
General Major of Police Anton Gamurari supervised all the special training for troops of the Ministry of Internal Affrairs, from the first company created under the battalion patrol and sentry, then the former Omonia. On 5 December 1991, by a government decision, the special police brigade “Fulger” was formed which was led by Anton until 1997. I asked him to tell us his expert opinion on the events of 7 April 2009.
– General, how do you evaluate the events from April 7?
– It was a peaceful demonstration, but I suspect that what happened later was a tactless challenge. Unfortunately, all the people in the street didn’t have organizers willing to lead them and to coordinate their actions.
– Who organized the challenge?
– Young people were contacted over the internet to gather, without any specific purpose. I suspect that this order was amended by the Service and Information Security, which who has access to all the information and the necessary equipment.
– How do you reason this assumption?
– Besides SIS, MIA has tremendous equipment. Basically, we have three ministers – MIA, Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption and Special Mission Agency. It’s a huge conglomerate of officials who only harm the country. The fact that the governing officials say that they eliminated criminals is only fairy tales.
Now, instead of the criminal world, came government organizations. Police and CCECC occupied this niche. I was recently in Stefan-Voda district and some colleagues told me directly that the former criminal world today is connected with all power officials, including with the Communist Party. They have one task – to maintain power and to do as they wish.
– What were the causes that started the protests?
– It’s no longer a secret that the basic reason was the fraud election. At one point, the Communists had over 60%. And they were scared, and the chairman of the Central Election Committee, Eugene Ştirbu had heartache. It was a paradox – that PCRM has 70-80 mandates, while opposition parties – 41. As if the parliament should not be constituted of 101 members, but of over 120. Communists needed two days to cover things. Everyone voted: the dead, those working abroad, and citizens of the place with multiple residence documentation. Thus, there are hundreds of thousands of extra votes. About a year ago, an official of SIS was placed at the Ministry of Informational Development to be responsible for public records. The man was committed to his job.
– And what happened next?
– In order to hide the fraud elections, something had to be done. That’s when they gathered the young people and ordered them: “Go ahead.” Suddenly, there were leading groups very well-trained. All young people, as those from the square, but with short hair cuts, were wearing sports clothing, and who have provoked others: let’s go to the presidency to parliament! In addition, where did they take rocks? I remember that on 10 November 1989, when MIA was attacked, there were brought trucks with stones, and behind the steering wheel of the KAMAZ trucks were KGB officers.
– What do think has specifically provoked the protesters?
– Many of them didn’t even realize that they came to protest against the fraud of the election. That’s why they there were several dozen young people who challenged them to different actions. This was an obvious thing. They were throwing stones, they climbed over the windows, they even went under the water hoses. The challenge was from their side. A former colleague from the Presidency told me that not even the bodyguards, knew how to reach the roof. Access to the roof was limited to a number of people. How did that young guy install the flag? Only accompanied by police and security.
– How did the police act? Could the acts of vandalism been avoided?
– Sure. MIA has two powerful structures – police brigade of special purpose regiment and “Scut” that has people to safeguard any object of primary value to the country. How can someone easily give in those two buildings? It was enough only one of these buildings to be put in danger in order to block the access to go further. Now, they claim that they didn’t use those methods because protesters were young and they didn’t want to beat them. I wonder: but then why have then been beaten? Why are they still maltreated? I do not think Valeriu Boboc died because of an unknown gas. A young man of 23 years cannot easily die because of some gas, especially when other people were trapped.
– Why didn’t they block the access to the buildings?
– Because that wasn’t the intent. Several lines of defense were supposed to be formed. On 14 May 1991, indeed, was prepared attempted government overthrow, linked to the dismissal of Mircea Druc. There were six lines of policemen. Young people were sitting on the asphalt. When deputies got out of the parliament, young people got up and broke the six lines. It was a horror scene that can only be seen in movies. With only 50 policemen we fixed the lines and managed to send everyone to the main square. I wonder how 50 police were then deciding the fate of the country, and now hundreds of policemen couldn’t?
– How you think why Voronin has ordered the withdrawal?
– In order to blame the youth and on the leaders of opposition parties for what happened. And he succeeded. Just for now. People aren’t like Voronin’s, they have an open mind and understand why things were done that way. I witnessed how some leaders of political parties were trying to calm down the young people and ordered them to go in the square, but not go to TVM, as some were provoked to do.
– After the withdrawal of the crowd, why wasn’t the guarding of the buildings ordered?
– Police stood behind the buildings. It could have started guarding the buildings very simply. It was expected though that the people should go further to destroy the buildings. The acts of vandalism have been instructed by some groups of young, educated by the service. You won’t find those people among those detained, because they fulfilled the order of the leaders. Police are still hunting through education, arresting and maltreating the young innocent people, who had nothing to do with acts of vandalism.
– It is true that Voronin monopolized the power in the country?
– Everything works to enrich and defend Voronin empire. The business in Moldova is held by two persons – Oleg Voronin and Oleg Smirnov, both millionaires, who have control over the republic’s energy resources. Voronin pretends to know nothing about it , and openly argues with Smirnov, when the two sons of theirs get along very well. The slogan launched by the Communists in elections “For a European Moldova” has no sense, because, in fact, they orient us to Eastern Europe. Voronin has seriously affected not only relations with Romania, but also with the whole EU, and that had its purpose.
– Who is guilty of what happened on April 7 in Chisinau?
– The Communist government and, above all, President Voronin. To maintain power, he followed the Hitler’s example. He gave orders to burn Moldovan Reichstag. Sooner or later he will have to answer for what happened. Youth needs a European future, not to be his slaves, since after graduating from educational institutions; they are basically thrown in the streets. Everyone wanted a change after April 5th. If that didn’t happen, it is communist regime’s fault who fraud the elections and caused the events on April 6 and 7. It’s a tough lesson and it should be taken into consideration by those who are still yet to power.
In Chisinau, the situation continues to be critical. In spite of some of Voronin’s statements, about a so-called “amnesty” (dust in the European observers’ eyes) many people continue to remain arrested and kept in terrible conditions in in different police departments and prisons. The people who were agressed have not been set free, so that they won’t be living proofs for possible law suits.
The people killed in the 7th to 8th April night begin to appear, officially there are three dead so far, but from what we know, they are at least ten, which the SIS tries to mask as different accidents or unidentified victims.
We are sending an SOS regarding these assasinations and mass tortures, including on children – since there are still hundreds of them still missing – and we are seinding a signal to the media, organizations which defend human rights, citizens, international organizations, to act fast to stop the criminal actions of the communist regime.
We consider absolutely necessary the setting of a International Tribunal for the Republic of Moldova (including Transnistria). We ask of the United Nations Organization and the European Union to intervene and support the investigation of the crimes, to inspect the police departments, prisons, military units, all of them being transformed in detention and torture camps.
These assassinations, tortures, serious violences, the illegal detention in improvised camps, the terror in the cities – are far more serious deeds, punished more severly, when they happen during peace time. The the Republic of Moldova there is no civil war, there is only a criminal terrorist group which took over the power and suppresses anyone who, during the protests or previously, dared to oppose them.
Mayor Chirtoaca: Moldovan police hides the maltreatment of the arrested, taking them to other departments in other cities (Vulcanesti, Taraclia and other unknown locations.
The data released by the police say there were about 200 of arrested citizens, but the press in Chisinau has made a list of over 800 people based on calls from the missing persons’ relatives.
The City Hall of Chisinau presented on Monday more proven cases (photographs, video statements) of maltreated and tortured people by the police, adding to the more than 50 people interned in the hospitals from Chisinau following the beatings from the police.
Official Letter by General Mayor of Chisinau
CHISINAU CITY HALL
MD-2012 Republica Moldova, mun. Chişinău, bd. Stefan cel Mare şi Sfânt 83
The Republic of Moldova encounters severe violations of human rights. Following the manifestations on 7th of April 2009, when the presidential and parliament buildings were seized by the protesters, the Moldovan police unleashed a wave of mass terror and intimidation against the citizens. Youth, including minors, has been particularly targeted. Journalists who did not participate in the protests were arrested along with protesters, both violent and peaceful.
The police acted in full force and have been arresting people on the street, students in high schools, universities and youth hostels, but also church attendants returning from the Easter mass. The arrest procedure is not followed through. Those apprehended, men or women, are beaten with cruelty and subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment. There are reports of torture and one death. Not all arrests have been reported. There are still parents in search of their missing children to whom access to their children’s’ whereabouts is denied.
Those released contend that the arrested are kept in dreadful conditions (15-20 people in a 10 m2 cell), beaten with brutality and compelled to sign under false statements. Spot trials are held in police premises with no or limited access to defense. The access to detention facilities is denied including to lawyers and human rights organizations. The repeated requests of the mayor of Chisinau to access the detention facilities were irrefutably turned down.
According to the police, 200 citizens remain under arrest. However, the Moldovan media compiled a list of some 800 missing people believed to be in police’s arrest. Over 50 people were hospitalized in Chisinau after having been beaten by police. There is information that in order to hide the abuses, the detained citizens are transported in other municipalities like Taraclia, Vulcanesti.
We therefore request your immediate involvement to:
• Secure the observance of human rights;
• Stop the inhuman and degrading treatment, torture in places of detention;
• Cessation of terror, the abduction of persons, threats and intimidation;
• Demand access to defence attorneys and fair trial;
• Ensure access the NGOs and media in places of detention;
• Guarantee the rights of the detent, primarily in defense;
• End the illegal arrests;
• Punish the guilty people of committing abuses and release the innocent one.
Evidence and Pictures:
Herein are the brief information and audio/video testimonies of those people who were arrested, abused and kidnapped.
Sergiu Cretu – bone fracture of humerus (arm): 23 years old, peaceful protester, beaten at the police station. For his own secure, refused to be photographed.
A young person, who request anonymity – bone fracture of humerus (arm), cerebral concussion, muscles contusions/bruises: 23 years old, peaceful protester, beaten in the Park by the police which were civilian-dressed and in uniform.
A young person, who request anonymity – torture, cerebral concussion, muscles contusions/bruises: 19 years old, did not participate in any protests, insulted, humiliated and beaten at the police station.
Popa Andrei – cerebral concussion, facial contusion/bruises: 18 years old, did not participate in any protest, beaten at the police station, received no food and water during 24 hours, were arrested 22 people and placed in a cell of 12 square meters .
Roscot Denis – cerebral concussion, nasal bones fracture, facial contusion: 20 years old, student, peaceful protester, beaten at the police station, forced to sign a false statement, handcuffed to the hospital bed for one night.
Damian Hancu – torture, cerebral concussion, fracture of the arm fingers, muscle contusions/bruises: student at the Faculty of Law in Lyon, France. 23 years old, peaceful protester, did not participate in violent actions. Was held by the civilian-dressed state police, on April 7, in the center of Chisinau, as a result of discussions with Swedish journalists. After being tortured, by the policemen during several hours, he was forced to sign a false statement – guilty for instigation and bribed by the opposition to participate in protests. Herein you can find attached the audio/video testimony of Damian Hancu in English, the medical certificate and the request to the prosecutor.
Valeriu Boboc – dead, broken ribs as a result of strikes, a plague on the head as a result of blows with blunt objects: 23 years old, workman, married, father of a 1.5 year old child; peaceful participant at the protest . Arrived in the Square after 5.00 p.m., when the presidential and parliament buildings were ravaged. Killed as a result of the massive police attack on protesters in the night of 7 to April 8. According to the police – found dead in the Great National Assembly Square. Cause of death according to the certificate of death (hereof attached) – unknown toxic poisoning.
General Mayor of Chisinau
No Limits in Lies
The communist authorities declared to the European officials that the wounds and bruises on the protesters bodies are, actually, “painted”. The statement was made after the meeting between mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, and the chief of Democracy and Political Affairs Office from the Council of Europe, Jean Louis Laurean.
“We have been stupefied to learn that officials from the Republic of Moldova told him that those persons in photographs or video images are painted, and that in there is no detainee left in the police custody”, said Dorin Chirtoaca.
“It is aberrational, absurd and cynical on the part of the communist authorities to say somebody is painted, has got paint instead of beating marks and bruises on their bodies, as anyone can see very clearly in all the images we presented, and for this cynism they will have to answer before the law“, commented Chirtoaca.
Among the proofs presented to the European mission officials there are lists with persons who voted more than once, and deceased ones (but who, miraculously, took part in the voting process).
You have below the mayor’s statement, in Romanian:
Later edit: 19th April:
People continue to be persecuted in the capital of Moldova. Radu Lungu in Chisinau was arrested on Wednesday for the second time, after he had been released and while he was having a treatment with transfusions because of the beatings he suffered from.
According to his lawyer, Radu Lungu was arrested on the 7th of April, and taken by policemen in the garage of the Parliament, where he was cruelly beaten along with other youngsters. After aproximately two hours he was taken with a Mercedes car to the Buiucani district department, where they tied his hands with his belt and forced to stay on his knees for many hours.
However, Radu says he was beaten “less” than the others, who had a flag painted on their cheeks. Those having the flag painted were being beaten until the drawing disappeared, he says. On night time, he was forced to sign some papers that he could not read, and in the morning he was left to go, but without his id, which the policemen kept, together with his money he had with him. One he got home, he felt sick because of the beatings and he was seen by a doctor, who recommended him daily transfusions.
On Wednesday, the Buiucani Prosecution called him and summoned him to come for a “discussion”. Radu asked if that was a subpoena, and he was told that “the phone call can be considered a subpoena”. He went there and was detained for 72 hours, being then transferred to the General Police Department. His lawyer says Radu could not continue his treatment.
On the other hand, Ziarul de Garda informs that six children are missing, after having been taken by the police. According to Curechi brothers, Dumitru Tarsana‘s, Ion Tudorache‘s, Ion Certan‘s and Serghei Donici‘s, they are looking for them in all the departments throughout the country, but could not find anything about them.
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