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Timisoara Society wants President Iohannis to urge supreme defence body to open 1989 Revolution documents

Timisoara Society, having become a member of international nongovernmental organisation the Platform of European Memory and Conscience (PEMC) decided on Saturday to ask Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to urge the Supreme Council of Romania’s Defence to open the documents of the December 1989 Revolution.

“We decided to draw up a memo asking President Klaus Iohannis to urge the Supreme Defence Council to open the documents of the Revolution, since up until now there has been only the opening of the battle logs of the military units, but there are also recordings, photographs, many other kinds of documents that have remained secret”, said the Society chairman Florian Mihalcea at an event presenting the Platform, which his organisation joined on this November 17.

The PEMC members attending the meeting in Timisoara discussed about setting up an international criminal court for the communist crimes, an initiative that Timisoara Society also evoked a year ago.

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is a non-profit international nongovernmental organisation that brings together 51 public and private institutions and organisations from 18 countries active in research, documentation, awareness raising and education about the totalitarian regimes which befell Europe in the 20th century.

The initiative meant to analyse the totalitarian past was set up in Prague on Oct. 14, 2011. It proposed the United Nations, two years ago to set up a criminal court to judge the crimes against humanity committed by the political regimes in the former communist countries.

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