miercuri, 24 iunie 2009

Yesterday, 23.06.2009 Anatol Mătăsaru was one step from getting back into the prison. A prosecutor - Sergiu Roşu - asked the judge to change Anatol present home arrest type of detention in a penitentiary type of detention, because Anatol although in home arrest receives guests, and some of them (an active contributor to this blog: Oleg Brega and his brother Ghenadie) filmed Anatol and later posted the videos on the website of a nongovernmental organization (Hyde park, and the web site is www.curaj.net). Fortunately, the judge dismissed the prosecutors allegation as ungrounded. Presently Anatol is "half-free" back to home arrest. However, his wife seems to be very disturbed by the prosecutor's harassment. To remind you, she is in her third month of pregnancy.

In one of these videos


Anatol says that while, on the 8th of April, in arrest he witnessed how the police officers carried the body of an unconscious young men. Anatol said he couldn't see the man's face. On the other video Julita, his wife makes fun of Anatol ungrammatical writing, and his inability to use commas when it is appropriate.

The third video captures the car outside Anatol's house in which the police officers that guard Anatol spend their time.


In this context, here is an interesting text issued a couple of day ago by the Amnesty International Moldova:

Moldova: Serious human rights concerns remain
Amnesty International is concerned that two months after the demonstrations in Chisinau - which followed the parliamentary elections on 5 April and led to rioting from 7 April 2009 - little progress has been made in investigating the hundreds of allegations of police ill-treatment and torture. The organization is also concerned that civil society activists and opposition politicians are being prosecuted and may face imprisonment for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and that local NGOs are being targeted apparently for their human rights monitoring activities. Repeat elections are scheduled for 29 July and Amnesty International fears a new wave of human rights violations....

here is the full text of the document:

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