Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.
Observers feel a guilty verdict is inevitable, as critics accuse government of launching a smear campaign against activists through friendly media.
Chary Annamuradov’s last living brother was kidnapped and beaten to death last month; three others had already died suspicious deaths.
Human rights watchdogs are asking for their release, arguing that their protests did not breach any law.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
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