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România Liberâ - Romania | Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Court defies Securitate propaganda

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled last week that Romania must pay 15,000 euros in compensation to the family of a young man who was killed during the 1989 revolution. The daily România Liberă welcomes the judgement: "The ECHR has pronounced its judgement at a time when Securitate (the former communist intelligence service) was churning out the same old story that it doesn't make sense to talk about the past because 20 years have passed and we must start looking forwards. However they were telling us this back in the 1990s on television and in the newspapers. And it was repeated by people who had something to hide. One of them even called the researchers who investigated the Securitate mass graves necrophiles. ... Of course these people want us to look forward and be blinkered to their blemished past."

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