Mohammad Munaf - the Romanian / Iraqi / US citizen involved in the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists - had his lawyers filing a complaint against Romania at the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee. The lawyers claim that Romania broke Munaf’s rights in refusing to offer him diplomatic assistance. Munaf was sentenced to death by hanging two months ago.

The purpose of the action is to determine Bucharest authorities to demand that Munaf’s sentence is commuted from death to life in jail.

Romania did nothing in the case, although the Romanian embassy in Baghdad could have prevented the transfer into American custody after Munaf’s release along with the hostages, the document reads (Munaf posed as a hostage as the rest of the group).