The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has informed the Government of Chisinau about the admissibility of an application, filed by a 63-year-old victim of a rape.
The woman, a resident of the Recea village, Straseni district, complained to the European Court of Human Rights on Moldovan justice, and namely that the justice had not been made, after she was raped by a 20-year-old from the same village in the summer of 2012, when she was 60, who escaped from prison.
Initially, the Straseni Court sentenced the defendant to 3 years with execution and decided to grant the victim a compensation of 3000 lei, although the women's lawyers asked for a three times higher amount.
In 2013, the Chisinau Court of Appeal dismissed the prosecutor's request, which considered the sentence of the Straseni Court to be too harsh. Instead, the court decided that the offender should be sentenced by suspension, with a probationary period of one year. The defendant was released directly from the courtroom. The Court of Appeal did not satisfy the victim's request to increase the amount of moral damages.
The victim was not happy with the magistrates' decision and said the magistrates would most likely have been bribed. Otherwise, she could not explain why the magistrates will release the one who has beaten and raped her, while highly intoxicated.