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Short Update: Romanian prosecutors open almost 400 criminal cases against people for “undermining the fight” against coronavirus

FairTrialsAdmin - May 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences, Rule of Law

Romanian prosecutors have opened almost 400 criminal cases for crimes related to the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Romanian legislation sets out that any failure to comply with measures to prevent or combat infectious diseases, if it results in the spread of infection, may be punished by imprisonment from 6 months to 2 years, or a fine.  

During the state emergency in Romania, authorities have strengthened the law around any alleged undermining of the fight against infectious diseases, such as coronavirus.  

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