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March 30, 2023

June 1990 miners’ riot made 1,350 victims

The number of victims that suffered injuries in the miners riot on June 13-15, 1990 amounts to more than 1,350 people, according to an indictment-report by the Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), based on the documents of the prosecution indictment, issued at the headquarters of the 21 December 1989 Association, yesterday, Agerpres informs. The concussions of the report also suggest that the youngest victim of the events was only nine years old and that 60 per cent of the victims were inflicted head injuries and that there were four cases of young people who committed suicide following the ill treatments and rapes they suffered while on illegal detention. The president of the 21 December 1989 Association, Teodor Maries, accused the General Prosecutor’s Office of purposefully making no obvious progress in the investigator of the revolution and miners riots cases and said he would see President Traian Basescu on Friday, to inform him on the findings in the report.

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