Torture and lack of sanitation in the Transnistrian imprisonments
Human rights in Transnistria are a sensitive subject. A Promo-LEX report shows that the inmates from the left bank of Nistru River of Moldova experience serious human rights violations.
The persons arrested by the so-called “local police officers” of the separatist region are subject to various forms of torture in imprisonments, the perpetrators being forced to bear the necessary testimony. The most used form of torture is sitting the person on an iron chair, bandaging them and pulling their hands causing injuries and pain.
The psychological torture is another method. The victims are blackmailed and put together with those who carry infectious diseases and have no access to the necessary health care.
Alexandru Zubco, attorney at Promo-LEX Association, told Moldova.ORG that there isn’t a national programme to help the victims recover after they have been imprisoned in Transnistria.
“There are not rehabs for the victims of the regime from Tiraspol. The relatives of the victims themselves who denounce the actions of these illegal structures to the constitutional institutions, are frequently threatened, intimidated and stalked,” said the author of the report.
The document provides the story of some inmates and their relatives. According to them, Tighina imprisonment consists of a basement of a building without daylight. The only possibility to air the cells is when the food arrives. There are also common toilets and bathrooms, and the men and women have to shower in the same space.