Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

ECHR: Moldova To Pay €15 000 To Prisoner For Torture

Posted by Info on 22/06/2011

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has obliged the Government of Moldova to pay €15-thousand damage to a former prisoner for the use of torture against him in penitentiaries. Ipate case against Moldova.

In May 2006, he was under custody pending a trial in the Chisinau penitentiary #13, when a police officer demanded him to move to the cell #121. The petitioner refused, demanding explanations on the transfer. The officer and 2 prison guard representatives used force against him, beating him up with rubber truncheons and fists.

The claimant has repeatedly asked to be examined by medic, made complaints to prosecutor’s office, but in vain; national authorities refused to consider the complaint, considering it groundless.

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