Town Hall in Southern Transylvania Fined for Violating Roma Rights

01 February 2006

According to an article posted on September 9, 2005, by the Romanian weekly online bulletin DIVERS, the Miercurea Ciuc town hall in southern Transylvania was fined 4,000 Romanian lei, the equivalent of over 1,100 Euros, by the National Council to Combat Discrimination, because it evicted a Romani community from the edge of the town to eight barracks located in an area with high risk of infection. The barracks were located near the town's water filtering station. Although the 80 Roma were initially scheduled to remain there for three months, they were left there for over a year. The Council decided that the forced eviction of the Roma was a serious violation of human rights and non-discrimination principles.



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