Former president Iliescu, ex-PM Roman get away from the seizure in the Miner’s Riot file


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The High Court of Cassation and Justice (Romania’s Supreme Court) has denied a request filed by revolutionists’ Association in the Miners’ Riot file, asking that assets of former president Ion Iliescu, former PM Petre Roman, former SRI head Virigil Magureanu and former deputy PM Gelu Voican Voiculescu to be seized. The ruling is final.

The Supreme Court also denied a motion to notify the Constitutional Court over this case.

The military prosecutors have concluded the investigations in the Miners’ Riot June 13-15 file in June 2017 and sent to court 14 people, among whom there were also Ion Iliescu, Petre Roman, Virgil Măgureanu and Gelu Voican Voiculescu, all charged with crimes against humanity.

Nearly 28 years after the violence in the University Square, the first appearance in court in the miners’ riot file on June 13-15, 1990 has taken place in February this year. The file is huge, it has over 400 volumes describing in detail all the acts of violence that led to the deaths of four people and the injuries of nearly 1,400.

Military prosecutors say there is evidence that Ion Iliescu, Petre Roman, Virgil Măgureanu and Gelu Voican Voiculescu would have organized and coordinated the attack of the miners against civilians, which led to the death of four people (they were shot), and the wounding of more than 1,200 people. Other 1,242 people were detained during the incidents in June 1990.

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