October 13, 2022

Case #114: Domestic violence in an LGBTI couple

Vulnerable group:  LGBTI people, victims of domestic violence

Human rights area: physical violence, domestic violence

A new case was taken up through The Pro Bono Network for Human Rights. The request came from Botosani, from a gay man who was in a relationship with another man for several years. In 2020, the applicant ended the relationship and the ex-partner started threatening him and destroying his personal belongings. The ex-partner demanded a sum of money from the applicant for expenses, and the latter accepted and arranged a meeting with him to receive evidence and receipts to substantiate the amount. When he arrived at the meeting, the applicant was attacked by the ex-partner, who sprayed pepper spray into his eyes, and hit him with a bat. The recipient received 11-12 days of medical care. He filed a criminal complaint against his former partner but sought legal assistance to obtain a protection order and to manage the complaint and next steps.

The case was taken over by lawyer Smaranda Cristea (Iași Bar) whom we thank and wish a lot of success in solving the case!


The activity is part of the project FEMPOWER: Giving Voice to Queer Women, developed by PRIDE Romania, in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), with financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021.

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