U.N. Committee against Torture to talk about Moldova
The United Nations Committee Against Torture has opened its 43rd session in Geneva. During the opening, Secretary-General Ibrahim Salama, Chief of the Human Rights and Treaty Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), spoke about some of the developments in the Committee in the past year.
Mr. Salama also mentioned that the Committee would analyze reports about torture practices in Moldova.
Moldova has often been accused of being unable to curb torture, especially in police stations and prisons.
A recent report by the Soros Foundation said that after the violent protests on April 7, police detained about 700 people and tortured and beat about 300 of them. At least one death has been tied to the mass repression, as well. The new authorities have promised to punish the security forces who abused the protesters.Imedia