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Report Data - Moldova - 2013

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 5 5 5
2015 0 0 1
2014 1 1 Not available
2013 4 Not available 0
2012 3 Not available Not available

National developments

Parliament passed amendments to Moldova's Criminal Code which will alter the existing hate crime provisions in the first reading. The bill expected to pass into law in 2017.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Jewish Community in Moldova reported one incident of graffiti on a monument to victims of the Holocaust and one incident in which graves were desecrated with paint in a Jewish cemetery. World Without Nazism reported one incident of the desecration of a monument commemorating the Holocaust and one incident of graffiti on a school.

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The Information Center "GenderDoc-M" reported eight physical assaults, four of which also involved robberies and two of which resulted in serious injuries, with one carried out by a group and resulting in the hospitalization of the victim and the second resulting in the victim suffering a broken jaw. GenderDoc-M also reported three threats, including two against gay men and one against a lesbian.

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Organization Report 

World Without Nazism reported one murder and one incident of damage to a memorial to Russian soldiers.

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IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

In its fourth report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) expressed concern about inadequate response to hate crimes, and recommended that the police and the judiciary ensure that criminal law is effectively applied in cases of violence against persons belonging to ethnic or religious minorities.

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Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Moldova has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record a total of four cases of grave desecrations on the basis of social, ethnic, racial or religious hatred.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record one case of desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Chisinau.

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Developments
Organization Report 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Justice of Moldova, with support from ODIHR, organized seminars for prosecutors on combating and preventing hate crimes and discrimination.

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Organization Report 

One case of the desecration of a Jewish cemetery is included in anti-Semitism figures in chart below, although officially recorded as part of crimes committed on the basis of social, ethnic, racial or religious hatred.