The Republic of Moldova informed the OSCE member states about the worsening of the human rights situation in the Transnistrian region. In the October 15 meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, Moldova’s delegation emphasized the abuses committed by Tiraspol during the past few months, IPN reports.
“The international community was informed about the multiple concrete cases of illegal detention of persons, abusive expulsions from the localities of residence, violation of the right to ownership and the free movement of citizen’s on the country’s territory, violation of the right to freedom of expression, etc.” says a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.
Moldova’s delegation called on the OSCE community, in particular the mediators and observers to the 5+2 format, to combine forces and ensure the protection of human rights in the Transnistrians region that is under the control of the secessionist authorities.
“The international partners expressed their concern about the human rights situation in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, calling on Tiraspol to show respect for the human rights. They also called on the OSCE Mission to Moldova to step up its efforts so as to ensure the free movement and to more vigorously monitor the situation in the Security Zone. The subject will remain in the focus of the partner delegations, including of the European Union, at the next meetings of the OSCE Permanent Council,” runs the press release.