President of Moldavia turns down anti-Russian censorship

05.01.2017, Kishinev.

On January 4, Moldavian President Igor Dodon rejected the amendments proposed by the Parliament to restrict the broadcasting of Russian TV channels through his Facebook page.

“I reiterate my position on the so-called anti-propaganda bill. In my opinion, it flies in the face of democratic principles, and it violates the human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights, in particular, the right to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of expression,” Dodon emphasized on his Facebook page.

According to the President of Moldavia, this bill would introduce censorship, which cannot be tolerated in a democratic and law-governed state.

This bill was prepared by the Democratic Party of Moldova, which controls the Parliament and, according to experts, is known for its anti-Russian position.

Dodon, on the contrary, positions himself as a pro-Russian politician, and he turned down this bill twice, which is prohibited by the Constitution. Therefore, the Moldavian establishment is about to face a political crisis to be resolved by the Constitutional Court appealed by both sides to the conflict.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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