Laura UrsaruAge 27
10 Nov 2017
EUR, Rome, Lazio (Italy)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/10-Nov-2017/Laura Ursaru
Laura was stabbed in the chest in a tourist park in the EUR district of Rome on Friday 10th November.
A 35 year old suspect has been arrested. He is also accused of stabbing a Moroccan man to death 12 hours later.
A statement from MozaiQ (https://www.facebook.com/mozaiqromania/) said:
"We would like to stop and remember Laura, a Romanian woman who worked in Italy, recently killed in a attack. Every year we remember that people still are victims of violence, even in Europe. Italy has one of the most serious statistics on violence against persons. It is important to make our voices heard, to go public against such horrible crimes.
"With each act of violence is a system of oppression of persons. It is our duty to stress that there are still problems in our societies. In Romania, the people have fewer opportunities to succeed in life because the transition process is extremely long and humiliating, access to healthcare is restricted, while access to the labour market remains a problem. We are with our brothers and sisters. Laura's death will not be in vain, because we will always have her memory in our hearts."
In October 2019, Emanuele Veronesi, 37, was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Repubblica.it and Vice, 12.12.2017