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The continuation of political persecutions in Moldova must be stopped immediately

Written declaration No. 614 | Doc. 14112 | 24 June 2016

Mr Ögmundur JÓNASSON, Iceland, UEL ; Ms Annette GROTH, Germany, UEL ; Mr Andrej HUNKO, Germany, UEL ; Ms Lotta JOHNSSON FORNARVE, Sweden, UEL ; Mr Carles JORDANA, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Filiz KERESTECİOĞLU DEMİR, Turkey, UEL ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Mr Florian KRONBICHLER, Italy, SOC ; Mr Ertuğrul KÜRKÇÜ, Turkey, UEL ; Mr George LOUCAIDES, Cyprus, UEL ; Mr Dirk Van der MAELEN, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Augusto MICHELOTTI, San Marino, UEL ; Mr Andrei NEGUTA, Republic of Moldova, SOC ; Mr Hişyar ÖZSOY, Turkey, UEL ; Ms Judith PALLARÉS, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Maria POSTOICO, Republic of Moldova, UEL ; Mr Georgios PSYCHOGIOS, Greece, UEL ; Mr António Filipe RODRIGUES, Portugal, UEL ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Damien THIÉRY, Belgium, ALDE

The political turmoil in the Republic of Moldova and the honouring of its obligations towards the Council of Europe remain matters of concern for the members of the Parliamentary Assembly.

In its last Resolution 1955 (2013) on the honouring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, the Assembly revealed serious dysfunctions of the Prosecutor’s Office and other law-enforcement institutions. It highlighted the need to de-politicise State institutions and ensure a better separation of powers, mentioning that “State institutions should never serve only one party or one individual’s interests”.

We strongly condemn all political persecutions against politicians and activists.

We call the Moldovan authorities to respect all their commitments in the field of human rights and to refrain from any intimidation of politicians and activists.