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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

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Article 21. Presumption of innocence

Any individual person indicted for having committed an offence shall be presumed innocent, until found guilty on legal grounds during a public trial in which all guarantees necessary for his/her defence have been brought forward.

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Article 26. Right to defence

(1) The right to defence shall be guaranteed.

(2) Everyone shall be entitled to respond independently by appropriate legitimate means to an infringement of his/her rights and freedoms.

(3) Throughout the trial the parties shall have the right to be assisted by a lawyer, either chosen or appointed ex officio.

(4) Any interference with the activity of the persons carrying out the defence within legally established limits shall be punishable by law.

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