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 "My name is Tudor Pinzari and I grew up in an orphanage in Benderi, Moldova. I once heard the first Moldavian president Mircea Snegur urge people on the radio to defend the motherland and be a volunteer in the Transnistrian conflict."

HOMELESS VETERAN PROTEST

BY RAMIN MAZUR

Ramin told us this story of a veteran of the Transnistrian war on the Moldovan side. The man suffered an injury but remained until the end of the conflict. After returning home, his injury persisted to cause problems until the point he had to seek treatment. Upon his arrival back to Causeni, he was confronted with a house left in ruins, demolished by the government. After several attempts to talk to the local authorities he came to the central square in Chisinau, Moldova, and built a hut from scraps and started his protest asking for house. He is now seven years into his protest.

 "My name is Tudor Pinzari and I grew up in an orphanage in Benderi, Moldova. I once heard the first Moldavian president Mircea Snegur urge people on the radio to defend the motherland and be a volunteer in the Transnistrian conflict."

"My name is Tudor Pinzari and I grew up in an orphanage in Benderi, Moldova. I once heard the first Moldavian president Mircea Snegur urge people on the radio to defend the motherland and be a volunteer in the Transnistrian conflict."

 Protesting since July 2010.

Protesting since July 2010.

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 Just like many others I enlisted for military service and was taken to Benderi. That’s when it started to get tough for me. I was contused during the conflict, but after the hospital I stayed on the frontline until the very last day.

Just like many others I enlisted for military service and was taken to Benderi. That’s when it started to get tough for me. I was contused during the conflict, but after the hospital I stayed on the frontline until the very last day.

 When everything was finished, I came back to Causani and during all of the 1990s I worked as a tractor driver at a collective farm in the countryside.

When everything was finished, I came back to Causani and during all of the 1990s I worked as a tractor driver at a collective farm in the countryside.

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 In 2002 my leg and arm became paralyzed and I had to get treatment. When I returned to my home it had been demolished and everyone, except for me, me took apartments in Causeni in return. I couldn’t break the wall of corruption and bureaucracy so I went to Chisinau to seek justice.

In 2002 my leg and arm became paralyzed and I had to get treatment. When I returned to my home it had been demolished and everyone, except for me, me took apartments in Causeni in return. I couldn’t break the wall of corruption and bureaucracy so I went to Chisinau to seek justice.

 I installed my tent across from the Government building, in order to make my case public, so passersby would see the problem.

I installed my tent across from the Government building, in order to make my case public, so passersby would see the problem.

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 Despite my protest, my case was in first instance delayed for two years and later another two after appeal. Maybe they were just waiting for me to die, but the Lord has given me time and strength to continue my protest into the seventh year.

Despite my protest, my case was in first instance delayed for two years and later another two after appeal. Maybe they were just waiting for me to die, but the Lord has given me time and strength to continue my protest into the seventh year.

 I’ll go to the Human Rights Court until my government will give me back what was mine and what I deserve. Some people don’t understand me and say that I am just a guy who doesn't want to change anything about my life.

I’ll go to the Human Rights Court until my government will give me back what was mine and what I deserve. Some people don’t understand me and say that I am just a guy who doesn't want to change anything about my life.

 But that is the way I try to change it, by protesting. I had everything and when I came back from fighting I lost my health and my home.

But that is the way I try to change it, by protesting. I had everything and when I came back from fighting I lost my health and my home.

 I’ll survive better here in this selfmade hut. I really want to see other people fighting for their rights in public until the end, because life of ordinary people in Moldova is in frequent violation of rights.

I’ll survive better here in this selfmade hut. I really want to see other people fighting for their rights in public until the end, because life of ordinary people in Moldova is in frequent violation of rights.

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 I want justice and I don’t want to hide from my problems as most of the people in our country do.

I want justice and I don’t want to hide from my problems as most of the people in our country do.