Ștefan Urâtu

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Ștefan Urâtu
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Member of the Parliament of Moldova
In office
August – December 2010
Personal details
Born (1951-01-09) January 9, 1951 (age 65)
Ustia, Dubăsari, Moldovan SSR, USSR
Political party Liberal Party
Other political
Alliance for European Integration (2009–2013)
Popular Front of Moldova
Children 3 daughters
Awards Order of the Republic of Moldova

Ștefan Urâtu (born 9 January 1951 in Ustia) is a politician from Moldova.


Ștefan Urâtu studied at the Veterinary and Zootechnics College from Carmanova, Grigoriopol rayon (1966–1967). He carried out his compulsory military service in the Soviet army (1969–1972), in Budapest, Hungary. In 1977, he graduated from the State Pedagogical Institute from Tiraspol, the department of physics and mathematics. Between 1988–1992, Ștefan Urâtu was pro-dean of the department of physics and mathematics of the Tiraspol State University. He has published over 30 scientific articles in the area of physics of metals and applying the radioactive isotopes.[1]

Ștefan Urâtu was a Popular Front of Moldova member of the Republican Council in the Tiraspol section between 1989–1992. He was politically detained together with the "Ilașcu Group" between June 2 and August 21, 1992.

In 1990, he founds the first non-governmental association — the Committee for Human Rights from Transnistria in the Tiraspol-based section of the Popular Front. Between 1993–2009, he was the chairman of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Moldova (elected in 1993, 1998, 2006).[2]

Ștefan Urâtu was an adviser of Mihai Ghimpu after February 12, 2010.[3] He was a deputy in the Parliament of Moldova in 2010.[4][5]

He was decorated, by a presidential decree, with Moldova's highest state decoration – the Order of the Republic.[6][7]

Since 2011, Ștefan Urâtu was Vice-President of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova.[8]



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