Court rules Moldova must pay 20,000 Euro

Court rules Moldova must pay 20,000 Euro


Moldova has to pay 20,000 Euro (USD 27,000) in compensation for force-feeding a prisoner in an incident considered as torture by the European Court of Human Rights. The 42-year-old man from the Moldovan capital of Chisinau suffers from schizophrenia and is currently serving a sentence for fraud. After a number of hunger strikes in protest of insufferable prison conditions, including small and bug-infested cells, the man had been force-fed from 2001. The doctors feeding him had pulled his hair an...


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