The U.S. State Department says in its annual human rights report that the Romanian government made "increasing attempts to address human rights issues during the year, but human rights abuses continued to occur." The report issued in Washington on March 8, said examples of abuses include "police abuse and harassment of detainees and Roma." They also include "incidents of intimidation and harassment of journalists."
In the chapter concerning Moldova, the report said "the government generally respected the human rights of its citizens, but there were problems in some areas" and cited as examples "judicial and police corruption" and "selective official harassment and intimidation of the political opposition."
The report also said "the human rights record of the Transdniester secessionist authorities remained poor."