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May 20, 2022

Ex presidential aide was Securitate collaborator, High Court rules

The High Court at the end of last week confirmed a decision of the National Council of Securitate Archives (CNSAS), under which ex presidential adviser Andrei Alexandru was declared a collaborator of the communist secret police, the Securitate. Alexandru, who briefly held the presidential aide post while then Senate Speaker Nicolae Vacaroiu was acting head of state in 2007, said that he would sue the state with the European Court for Human Rights over the ruling, which he described as “stupefying and unfair.”

Alexandru told Mediafax that the High Court ruling was based on inexistent evidence. He said the CNSAS decision was grounded on a statement from the counterintelligence officer of the military unit he was drafted at. The officer in question said Alexandru gave three reports about various colleagues. “But neither the names of those colleagues nor the content of the notes are mentioned, because they do not exist,” he said. The former aide added that he would also notify the country’s Superior Council of Magistracy and ask it to explain how come somebody can be sentenced based on inexistent evidence.

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