Moldova: Update on the trial of the "Tiraspol Six"
The trial of Ilie Ilascu, Alexandru Lesco, Tudor Petrov-Popa, Andrei Ivantoc, Petru Godiac and Vladimir Garbuz, known as the "Tiraspol Six", ended on 9 December 1993. Ilie Ilascu was sentenced to death and the other five men to varying terms of imprisonment. The five had been accused of planning and carrying out various acts of terrorism against the Dnestr Moldovan Republic. AI takes no position on territorial disputes but is concerned in this case about reports of beating and ill-treatment of the men in detention and that they may not have received a fair trial.