Romanian ex-minister in controversial regime Ceausescu died

Romanian ex-minister in controversial regime Ceausescu died

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Tudor Postelnicu, the last minister of Home Affairs from the communist era in Romania, is at the age of 85 died.

The former ^ from the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu died after a long illness in the military hospital in the capital Bucharest, confirmed his wife against the tv channel Digi24.

Postelnicu was from 1978 to 1987, head of the dreaded secret police Securitate. That had people with oppositional tendencies mercilessly persecuted. By the force of confessions by torture, the preparation of the show trials and the use of spies among the population.

Postelnicu was finally from 1987 to the fall of the Ceausescu regime in december 1989, minister of the Interior.


Postelnicu was in the night after the coup was arrested. The military court in Bucharest sentenced him in February 1990 to life imprisonment for genocide.

The court considered him responsible for the many deaths during the revolution because Securitate units on peaceful protestors had shot. This came to around 1100 people were killed.

In 1993, overturned the Supreme court judgment and sentenced Postelnicu for murder and complicity in murder to 17 years in prison. In 1994, he came for health reasons on free feet.

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