‘Hidden faces of the ‘revolution’ of April 7, 2009’

Published on 5 April 2013 at 11:33

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Four years after the Twitter Revolution, which marked the end of communist government in Moldova and ushered the Alliance for European Integration into power, the daily points out that there has been no inquiry into atrocities that occurred during the unrest.
Officially, three people were killed and more than 400 were tortured, but the identities of those to blame, “faces hidden from the eyes of the Moldovan public”, have never been established.
The country’s prosecutors and part of its press argue that the true victims were police officers. “Who would be angry if the truth was known?” wonders Timpul. The pro-European government, which was democratically elected in the aftermath of the vote, was forced out of office on March 5, and the country is currently ruled by an interim government.

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