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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian MP wants punishment for rape similar to that for murder

Chamber of Deputies member Tudor Ciuhodaru wants the punishment for rape to be similar to that for murder, and has submitted a project in this sense to the Senate, according to local Mediafax. He says there are more than 2,500 rapes in Romania annually.

“The sexual intercourse […] with a person, committed through coercion, under the impossibility to defend or express his/her will, or by taking advantage of this state shall be punished by imprisonment from 10 to 20 years and the banning of certain rights,” reads the draft law amending Criminal Code articles.

In some cases, such as the ones in which the victim is in the care, protection, education, guard or treatment of the perpetrator, in which the victim is the attacker’s sister of brother, or the act was committed for the purpose of producing pornographic material, the punishment proposed by the draft law is life in prison or imprisonment from 15 to 25 years. Moreover, if the act resulted in the victim's death, the penalty is life imprisonment and interdiction of certain rights.

Tudor Ciuhodaru said in the bill’s explanatory memorandum that, through this legislative project, the punishment for rape becomes similar to that for murder. Thus, the MP hopes the number of rape cases will decrease.

The draft project was registered with the Senate on February 22.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian MP wants punishment for rape similar to that for murder

Chamber of Deputies member Tudor Ciuhodaru wants the punishment for rape to be similar to that for murder, and has submitted a project in this sense to the Senate, according to local Mediafax. He says there are more than 2,500 rapes in Romania annually.

“The sexual intercourse […] with a person, committed through coercion, under the impossibility to defend or express his/her will, or by taking advantage of this state shall be punished by imprisonment from 10 to 20 years and the banning of certain rights,” reads the draft law amending Criminal Code articles.

In some cases, such as the ones in which the victim is in the care, protection, education, guard or treatment of the perpetrator, in which the victim is the attacker’s sister of brother, or the act was committed for the purpose of producing pornographic material, the punishment proposed by the draft law is life in prison or imprisonment from 15 to 25 years. Moreover, if the act resulted in the victim's death, the penalty is life imprisonment and interdiction of certain rights.

Tudor Ciuhodaru said in the bill’s explanatory memorandum that, through this legislative project, the punishment for rape becomes similar to that for murder. Thus, the MP hopes the number of rape cases will decrease.

The draft project was registered with the Senate on February 22.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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