LEVINȚA v. THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA (European Court of Human Rights)

Communicated on 8 January 2019

SECOND SECTION

Application no.57574/13
PavelLEVINȚA and Vitalie LEVINTA
against the Republic of Moldova
lodged on 10 August 2013

SUBJECT MATTER OF THE CASE

The application concerns the applicants’ conviction on the basis of self‑incriminating confessions obtained from them by means of torture. Moreover, the courts relied on statements of co-accused persons which had been deemed unreliable in a different but identical set of criminal proceedings relating to the same facts. The case is a follow-up to Levința v. Moldova, no. 17332/03, 16 December 2008.

The applicants complain that the criminal proceedings against them were not fair within the meaning of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention.

QUESTIONS tO THE PARTIES

  1. Did the applicants have a fair hearing in the determination of the criminal charge(s) against them, in accordance with Article 6 § 1 of the Convention?
  1. The Government are requested to submit a full copy of the case-file in the domestic proceedings.

APPENDIX

No. Firstname LASTNAME Birth year Nationality Place of residence Representative
1.                    Pavel LEVINȚA 1974 Moldovan Chișinău V. Ţurcan
2.                    Vitalie LEVINȚA 1971 Moldovan Chişinău V. Ţurcan

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