Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Romania declassifies all 1989 revolution documents


BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian government will declassify all remaining secret documents relating to the country's 1989 anti-communist revolution.

Prime Minister Emil Boc said the move would allow the truth to come out without endangering "state secrets" 21 years after the bloody uprising.

The defense ministry said it would declassify over 8,000 pages of information pertaining to the revolution where late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed. More than 1,100 people died in the bloody revolt. Just two people have been convicted.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled last year that all documents relating to the revolution should be handed over to an association of former revolutionaries who are seeking to find out who shot unarmed demonstrators in 1989.

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