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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/19/55/Add.2, 23 February 2012: Moldova

Republic of Moldova

294. JAL 31/05/11 Case no.: MDA 3/2011 State Reply: 11/07/11 – Alleged ban to broadcast a documentary film on LGBTI rights.

295. JUA 19/07/06 Case no.: MDA 3/2006 State Reply: 20/06/11 – Alleged acts of intimidation against lawyers.


296. The Special Rapporteur remains concerned about the situation of defenders of LGBTI rights in the Republic of Moldova, including restrictions on their right to freedom of expression. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur reiterates the need for the Government to ensure rights protected under article 6, points b) and c), and article 7 of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders are respected. She remains available to provide any technical assistance the Government of the Republic of Moldova might require.

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