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CRIMINAL CODE
of the Republic of Moldova
adopted by Law nr. 985-XV on April 18, 2002


AMENDED
   LP108 of 04.06.10, MO117-118/09.07.10 art.363
   LP82 of 07.05.10, MO87-90/04.06.10 art.252
    LP131-XVIII of 23.12.09, MO23-24/12.02.10 art.35


Article 135. Genocide

The commission, with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, of any of the following acts:
a) killing members of the group;
b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
c) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
d) trafficking in children of the respective group;
e) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of 16 to 25 years or by life imprisonment

Article 176. Infringement of citizens’ equality of rights 

The infringement of citizens’ rights and freedoms, guaranteed by the Constitution and by other laws, on grounds of sex, race, color, language, religion, political opinions or any other opinions, national or social origin, membership to a national minority,  wealth, birth or any other situation, when:
a) committed by an official person;
b) resulting in considerable damages,
shall be punished by a fine in the amount of 300 to 600 conventional units or by imprisonment for up to 3 years, in both cases with (or without) a deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or practice a certain activity for a period of 2 to 5 years.