Gelu Voican Voiculescu asks for moral damages

Gelu Voican Voiculescu, former Deputy Prime Minister in Petre Roman’s Government, has asked for EUR 748,000 in moral damages for the hardships he endured during the communist era. He wants EUR 100,000 for being expelled from college (the Bucharest Faculty of Geology’s Oil and Natural Gas Institute) in 1959, EUR 408,000 for the 408 days he spent in jail and EUR 240,000 for being monitored by the Securitate from 1959 to 1989. On July 16, 1985, Gelu Voican Voiculescu was arrested for forging discounts and trafficking foreign currencies. However he claims it was all a setup. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail, but served only 11. The former Deputy Prime Minister sued the Romanian state in December 2010.

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