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Further information on UA 125/93 (EUR 39/06/93, 22 April) - Romania: legal concern / fear of ill-treatment: Mirel Ciprian Cucu, Milorad Mutascu

, Index number: EUR 39/008/1993

On 12 May 1993, Milorad Mutascu was released from pre-trial detention by the County Court of Timisoara. According to his lawyer, he had not been ill-treated by police while in detention. The trial of Milorad Mutascu, aged 22, and Mirel Ciprian Cucu, aged 17, under Article 200 of the Romanian Penal Code, has been postponed until 9 June 1993. Should they again be imprisoned, following the trial, they would be considered prisoners of conscience.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 39/08/93
Distr: UA/SC
20 May 1993
Further information on UA 125/93 (EUR 39/06/93, 22 April 1993) - Legal
concern/Fear of ill-treatment
ROMANIA:Mirel Ciprian Cucu, 17
Milorad Muta_cu, 22
On 12 May 1993 Milorad Muta_cu was released by the County Court of Timi_oara
from pre-trial detention. According to his lawyer, Milorad Muta_cu was not
ill-treated by police officers while in detention.
The trial of Milorad Muta_cu and Mirel Ciprian Cucu, who have been charged
solely for their homosexuality under Article 200 of the Romanian Penal Code,
has been postponed until 9 June 1993.
Should Milorad Muta_cu and Mirel Ciprian Cucu, after the trial on 9 June 1993,
be again imprisoned Amnesty International would consider them to be prisoners
of conscience.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters either in English, French, German or your own language:
- expressing concern that Mirel Ciprian Cucu and Milorad Muta_cu have been
arrested and charged solely for their homosexuality;
- pointing out that both men would be prisoners of conscience if convicted
and sentenced to imprisonment solely because of their consensual relations
in private, which are the basis of the charges;
- urging the authorities to ensure that the planned reform of the Penal Code
removes provisions in Article 200 by which people can be imprisoned solely
by reason of their homosexuality.
APPEALS TO
1. President:
D-lui Ion Iliescu
Pre_edintele României
Pia_a Victoriei
Bucure_ti, Romania
Telegrams: Presendinte Iliescu, Bucure_ti, Romania
Faxes: + 401 312 11 79
Salutation: Dear President
2. Minister of Justice:
D-lui Petre Ninosu
Ministru al Justi_iei
B-dul M Kog_lniceanu 33
Bucure_ti Sector 5
Romania
Telegrams: Ministru Petre Ninosu, Bucure_ti Sector 5, Romania
Faxes: + 401 613 12 19
Salutation: Dear Minister
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3. General Prosecutor:
D-lui Manea Dragulin Vasile
Procuror General al României
B-dul Unirii Nr 2-4
Bucure_ti Sector 5, Romania
Telegrams: Procuror General Dragulin Vasile, Bucure_ti Sector 5, Romania
Faxes: + 401 781 62 85
Salutation: Dear General Prosecutor
4. Minister of Foreign Affairs:
D-lui Teodor Viorel Melescanu
Ministru Afacerilor Externe
Pia_a Victoriei
Bucure_ti, Romania
Telegrams: Ministru Melescanu, Bucure_ti, Romania
Faxes: + 401 312 75 89
Salutation: Dear Minister
SEND COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO: diplomatic representatives of Romania accredited
to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Please check with the International
Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 9 June 1993.

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