MEP Tokes releases list of Securitatea officers having pursued Reformed Church members
Tokes told a news conference that the information was collected from the files drawn on him and his family as pursued people by Securitatea. The files, opened in 1975, are with the National Council for the Study of the Securitatea Files (CNSAS). The list comprises names of commissioned and non-commissioned officers from various structures of the former Ministry of the Interior, county inspectorates, the late State Security Department and even the Defence Ministry.
Tokes said that 154 Securitatea officers have been identified who were on different levels of authority and who were involved in pursuing the staff of the Reformed Church and even in recruiting informants from among the church members. The difference between the 154 officers and those included in the list is given by the Securitatea officers who were active before 1975.
The MEP said that some of the people on the list may be dead now, but a large part of them are now pensioners, some of whom are drawing special pensions. ‘There is a high probability that some of the officers on this list are also active today working with the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). It is obvious that no credible social peace can be achieved in the former communist countries without first finding the truth about their past and without identifying the former informants. All those who conspired against their human fellows must be held accountable, not only historically but also morally speaking,’ said Tokes.
Tokes has been invited to chair a ‘Crimes of the Communist Regimes’ international conference February 26-27 at the Prague Senate building to be organised by the Czech counterpart of Romania’s CNSAS.