Tag Archives: Romania

Romanian Court: Andrew Tate’s Rape Trial Will Proceed

The Associated Press reports: A court in Romania’s capital on Friday ruled that a trial can start in the case of influencer Andrew Tate, who is charged with human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. The Bucharest Tribunal ruled that prosecutors’ case file against Tate met the legal criteria but did not set a date …

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Romania Detains Tate Brothers On UK Sex Charges

CNN reports: Controversial internet influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been detained in Romania on Monday over UK sex offense charges, Romanian police said on Tuesday. Officers from the country’s Criminal Investigation Service and officers from the town of Voluntari “executed two European arrest warrants issued by the UK judicial authorities for the commission of sexual offences and …

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Romanian Court Extends House Arrest For Andrew Tate

Courthouse News reports: A court in Romania’s capital on Tuesday ruled to extend by another 30 days the house arrest of Andrew Tate, the divisive social media influencer who is charged with rape, human trafficking and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. The decision at the Bucharest Tribunal comes a month after prosecutors formally indicted the 36-year-old social …

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Extremist Andrew Tate To Face Rape Trial In Romania

NBC News reports: Disgraced influencer Andrew Tate will face trial on charges of rape, human trafficking and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women, authorities in Romania said Tuesday. Tate, his brother Tristan and two other suspects have been under house arrest after a police investigation that led to their arrest in December. They deny the allegations. Tate is …

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US Nazi Leader Nabbed In Romania, Will Be Extradited

The BBC reports: A prominent member of a California-based white supremacist group has been arrested in Romania and will be extradited to the US. Robert Rundo, 33, co-founder of the Rise Above Movement, was arrested on Friday at a Bucharest gym following a tip-off, Romanian police said. He was accused of violence in 2017 and indicted by a US court …

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“Catastrophic” COVID Surge Rocks Romania [VIDEO]

Radio Free Europe reports: The number of new coronavirus infections in Romania — with the second-lowest vaccination rate in the European Union — rose by 13,854 in the past 24 hours. Romania, one of the poorest countries in the EU, is suffering from a spike in deaths as a fourth wave described as “catastrophic” by President Klaus Iohannis takes hold. …

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Feds Also Investigating Giuliani’s Work With Romania

Politico reports: It’s not just Ukraine. Justice Department investigators have asked questions about Rudy Giuliani’s work connected to Romania, according to two people familiar with the probe into former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Last month, FBI agents raided Giuliani’s New York City apartment and office to seize phones and computers as part of an investigation of whether Giuliani violated …

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ROMANIA: Ruling Party To Introduce Civil Unions Bill After Hate Groups Fail With Marriage Ban Referendum

Reuters reports: Romania’s ruling party aims to introduce legislation to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples, the state news agency quoted a cabinet minister as saying, after a referendum to curb such rights failed to draw enough voters to be valid. Sunday’s referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same sex couples from securing the right to marry was seen …

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ROMANIA: Boycott Thwarts Marriage Referendum

Reuters reports: A two-day referendum to change Romania’s constitution so same-sex couples cannot secure the right to marry failed to meet the required 30 percent voter turnout to be validated, a preliminary estimate from an opposition party showed on Sunday. Opposition Save Romania Union (USR) said they estimated voter turnout stood at 19.5 percent when polls closed at 1800 GMT. …

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ROMANIA: Top Court Backs Rights For Gay Couples

Radio Free Europe reports: Romania’s top court has ruled that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that comes ahead of a national referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. The Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples had the same rights to a private and family life as heterosexuals and should “benefit from…. legal and juridical …

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ROMANIA: Parliament Approves National Referendum On Same-Sex Marriage After Push By US Hate Groups

The Associated Press reports: Romanian Senators approved a measure that could pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. Senators on Tuesday voted 107-13 with seven abstentions to allow a referendum that could change the constitution, which currently states that marriage is a union between …

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Giuliani Slams Romania’s Anti-Corruption Reforms In Letter To Their President, Was Paid By Lobbyists For It

The New York Times reports: Romania, long considered one of the most corrupt states in the European Union, has made energetic efforts to root out graft, with high-profile lawmakers caught in the cross hairs and concerns about the rule of law prompting rallies attended by tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of protesters. Now, unexpectedly, Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s …

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Top EU Court Rules Married Gays Have Residency Rights In Nations That Don’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

The BBC reports: The European Union’s top court has ruled in favour of a Romanian gay man’s right to have his US husband live with him in Romania. The country, which does not recognise same-sex marriage, had argued that the American was not entitled to the EU residency rights awarded to spouses. But the European Court of Justice said the …

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European Union High Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Case That Could Expand Rights To All Member Nations

The New York Times reports: The European Union’s highest court began examining a case on Tuesday over a Romanian man’s attempts to get legal residency for his American husband, a closely watched hearing that will have major implications for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships across Europe. The case, legal experts say, could determine whether same-sex partners are afforded some …

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ROMANIA: US Christian Hate Groups Provide Help In Advance Of Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Politico reports: Romania is gearing up to hold a referendum to amend the constitution to prohibit gay marriage, a move that civil rights groups warn could put the country on an “illiberal” path alongside the likes of Hungary and Poland. Romania’s civil code forbids same-sex marriage, and civil partnerships — whether between heterosexual or gay partners — are not legal. …

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ROMANIA: Constitutional Court To Consult With European Court Of Justice On Same-Sex Marriage Case

NBC News reports: Romania’s constitutional court said Tuesday it would consult with a European court regarding the case of a same-sex couple who want their marriage abroad to be legally recognized in Romania. Court president Valer Dorneanu said he was seeking information from the European Court of Justice to see how other EU countries where same-sex marriages are not legal …

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ROMANIA: Liberty Counsel Files Court Brief In Support Of Proposed Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Liberty Counsel continues to assist the citizens of Romania who are working on a nationwide constitutional referendum that would modify their Constitution to clarify that marriage is the foundational and fundamental societal institution and is naturally defined as the union of one man and one woman. Romania’s Constitutional Court recently approved and confirmed …

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Liberty Counsel: We Stopped Gay Marriage In Romania

Two days ago I reported that anti-gay groups affiliated with the Eastern Orthodox Church won a court ruling in Romania that will allow a national referendum on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Today the Liberty Counsel takes credit. Via press release: In a major victory for natural marriage and the right of Romanian citizens to determine their own destiny, …

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ROMANIA: Haters Win Court Ruling Allowing Parliament To Place Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Constitution

From the Associated Press: Romania’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a request from an anti-gay group to change the constitution to state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman is constitutional. The court’s ruling Wednesday paves the way for Romania’s Parliament to vote to change the constitution, last revised in 2003, which now says marriage is …

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ROMANIA: Orthodox Church Collects Three Million Signatures In Push To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Agence France-Presse reports: Romanian campaigners said Monday they had collected three million signatures on a petition to block same-sex unions in the EU member state. Several groups linked to the Orthodox Church and united under the umbrella Coalition for Family are seeking a constitutional amendment to narrowly define marriage as the “union between a man and a woman”. It is …

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