Release Torture Victim from Psychiatric Detention in Moldova

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Target: Moldova’s Prosecutor General Valeriu Zubco

Goal: To end the illegal detention of torture victim Eugen Fedoruc

During his two-month detention at police headquarters in Chisinau, Moldova, Eugen Fedoruc claims that he was tortured numerous times, including having his limbs bound and being subject to intense electrical shock. His lawyer also states that he visited Fedoruc in prison and found him badly bruised, especially around his ankles and shoulders. Since making these claims in early 2011, Fedoruc has been detained in a psychiatric hospital in Moldova, where he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. However, the Director of the psychiatric hospital told lawyers later that same year that the patient is calm and presents no threat, and that there was no longer any need to keep him as an in-patient. Despite these claims, Fedoruc remains in custody.

Much attention has been brought to Moldova in recent years because of accusations of torture or ill-treatment within prisons and detention centers. Because of the entrenched culture among police officers in the area, groups such as Amnesty International have faced difficulties in bringing these issues to light. By signing this petition, you are calling on Moldovan authorities to investigate the legality of Fedoruc’s continuing detention, and asking that he be released should his detention be deemed unnecessary. You are also asking authorities to look into the accusations of torture and remind them that they are obligated by the United Nations to investigate and eradicate torture within their government.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prosecutor General,

When Eugen Fedoruc was placed in psychiatric care in 2011 for alleging that he was tortured, it was with the understanding that he would be released barring results. However, the Director of the psychiatric hospital stated months ago that Fedoruc is calm, presents no threat, and there is no need to continue holding him as an in-patient. Despite this, he is still being arbitrarily detained.

Because of controversy surrounding Fedoruc’s case, the international community is calling on Moldovan authorities to investigate the legality of Fedoruc’s continuing detention, and asking that he be released should his detention be deemed unnecessary. We are also asking authorities to look into the accusations of torture and remind you that you are obligated by the United Nations to investigate and eradicate torture within the government.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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