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România Liberâ - Romania | Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another hunger strike for the truth

Teodor Mărieş, the leader of the revolutionary association "21 December", went on hunger strike for a total of 74 days in his campaign for access to the files on the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Now he is once again threatening to go on hunger strike, and the daily România Liberă fears a battle to the death: "The European Court of Human Rights had insisted … yet the Defence Ministry delayed in handing over … 98 percent of the files. Mărieş is determined to go on hunger strike again if the files aren't handed over in their entirety to the revolutionary association by January 15. The files in question are those put together by the public prosecutors, to which the representatives of the victims, in juristic terms the injured parties, should also have access. Something that is a normal procedure in any constitutional state turns into a life or death battle here in Romania. ... Does someone have to die for the truth to come to light? As a slogan from the days of the Revolution goes: We will die and then we will be free."

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