Moldova

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Overview

Police occasionally used unnecessary or excessive force during street protests. A number of high-profile cases of criminal prosecution prompted concern about unfair trials, including selective justice. The media remained largely free albeit less pluralistic than in previous years. No progress was made to address structural causes of impunity for torture and other ill-treatment. Overcrowding and poor conditions prevailed in some penitentiary institutions. Laws allowed forced detention and non-consensual administration of treatment to people with disabilities in psychiatric institutions.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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