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Human rights court condemns dismissal of Romania’s former anti-corruption chief

By James Thomas

05 May 2020

Human rights court condemns dismissal of Romania’s former anti-corruption chief Laura Kövesi speaking at a press conference outside the DNA HQ in Bucharest, Romania in 2018 (Credit: shutterstock.com/LCV)

Romania’s decision to fire Laura Kövesi when she led the country’s anti-corruption agency violated her rights to a fair trial and freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights has said.