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September 24, 2021

PDL MP was Securitate collaborator, High Court rules

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ), which had admitted an application submitted by the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS), has issued a definite ruling confirming that Gheorghe Buta was a former Securitate collaborator

According to the CNSAS, Buta gave Securitate information about his fellow university students. Later on, while at Campulung, where he worked as an engineer, he informed on his workmates’ disgruntlement with the communist regime. The CNSAS has established that Buta, currently a Deputy with the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), had received rewards for the information supplied, according to documents the Council sent to the Court. According to an ascertaining note, Buta had been recruited on Jan. 22, 1981, and signed the collaboration pledge on Jan. 22, 1983. Buta told Mediafax that he is innocent and will challenge the ruling “even in the ECHR ”.

Also, the CNSAS called on the Bucharest Court of Appeal to ascertain the capacity of collaborator of the former Security of writer Ioan Grosan, a Board member for the Writers Guild, with the first date in court being set for Feb.21. According to the CNSAS, Grosan was recruited on May 10, 1974, under the code name “Radu Greceanu”, “Adevarul” daily newspaper reports.

On the same date, the writer signed a collaboration pledge, which however was not found in his file. In 1978, having graduated the Bucharest University, Grosan was assigned to the position of professor of Romanian language and literature at a Bucharest school of general education. While several Securitate officers tried to contact Grosan later on, he nonetheless refused collaborating and was eventually dropped from the network on Dec. 30, 1978,” “Adevarul” writes.

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