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Amnesty International Slams Moldova Human Rights Record


(RFE/RL) PRAGUE, September 11, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The human rights organization Amnesty International on September 11 accused the police in Moldova of violating human rights conventions by arresting nine members of a Moldovan NGO at an officially sanctioned demonstration.

All nine were held without food or drink for 40 hours.

Amnesty says that if they are sentenced it will call for their immediate release and declare them prisoners of conscience.


Their trial is due to begin at the end of September.

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