MINELRES: The Metropolitan Bishopric of Bessarabia will sue Moldova at ECHR

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The Metropolitan Bishopric of Basarabia will file a complaint  
referring to priests' expulsion

published in issue 4092 page 5 at 2008-01-07

The Head of the Metropolitan Bishopric Chancellery from Basarabia,  
Deacon Andrei Deleu, declared that the Metropolitan Bishopric would  
file a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after  
the authorities of the Republic of Moldova demanded that four priests  
and a nun leave the territory of the state, Mediafax announces,  
quoting BBC Romania. According to the Republic of Moldova authorities,  
the priests violated, as Romanian citizens, local immigration laws.

The Head of the Metropolitan Bishopric Chancellery of Basarabia  
appreciated that actions taken against the priests are part of further  
persecution attempts, initiated by the high officials of the Republic  
of Moldova. "We consider that these actions represent a further  
attempt of the Republic of Moldova authorities to intimidate and to  
challenge the Metropolitan Bishopric of Basarabia," Priest Deleu  
declared, adding that, subsequently, the Metropolitan Bishopric of  
Basarabia intends to file a complaint at the ECHR, as soon as  
possible. "We have no other choice than to submit a further complaint  
at the European Court of Human Rights, as the ECHR Resolution of  
December 13, 2001 regarding the Metropolitan Bishopric of Basarabia  
was not applied completely but, on the contrary, it was followed by  
sudden attacks against the Metropolitan Bishopric of Basarabia,"  
Andrei Deleu
explained.

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