Romania: Information on the events of 16 December 1989 and the following days in Timisoara, the findings in the burial ground, subsequent trials, and a copy of the Weekly Press Summary 893570164 of 23 December 1989
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 March 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ROM16807.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Romania: Information on the events of 16 December 1989 and the following days in Timisoara, the findings in the burial ground, subsequent trials, and a copy of the Weekly Press Summary 893570164 of 23 December 1989, 1 March 1994, ROM16807.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abc570.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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For information on the above mentioned events, please consult the documents attached.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
The Associated Press (AP). 23 December 1989. Dusan Stojanovic. "Three Mass Graves Found in the Forests of Timisoara." (The IRBDC Weekly Press Summary, 22-28 Dec. 1989)
The Globe and Mail [Toronto]. 25 January 1990. "Timisoara Pictures a Fraud, MDs Assert." (THe IRBDC Weekly Press Summary, 19-25 Jan. 1990)
Helsinki Watch. March 1991. Since the Revolution: Human Rights in Romania. New York: Human Rights Watch, pp. 5-13.
Liberation [Paris]. 2-4 February 1990. Sorj Chalandon. "Perpétuité pour les accusés de Bucharest."
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. January 1990. "News From Romania," pp. 1-10.
La Presse [Montréal]. 17 January 1990. "D'autres cadavres sont découverts à Timisoara."
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). 2 February 1990. Report on Eastern Europe [Munich]. Vol.1, No. 5. Vladimir Socor. "Pastor Toekes and the Outbreak of the Revolution in Timisoara," pp. 19-25.
. Ronald Linden. "Reaction to the Revolution, Part I: The Demonstrations in Timisoara and Bucharest," pp. 33-35.
. Ronald Linden. "Reaction to the Revolution, Part II: The Ceausescus' Overthrow and Execution," pp. 36-40.
. 26 January 1990. Vol. 1, No. 4. Michael Shafir. "The Revolution: An Initial Assessment," pp. 34-42.