Moldova’s crackdown, like Georgia’s standoff, leaves protesters fuming
Idealistic youngsters demanding their country’s faster integration with Europe were a rarity even before the Moldovan authorities beat and jailed hundreds, and killed two, after a spree of protests against electoral fraud. But the limp European Union reaction to the crackdown will not encourage others to follow in their footsteps.
(From The Economist print edition, Apr 16th 2009)
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