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A Case of Dissent in Romania in the 1970’s:Paul Goma and the Movement for Human Rights
A Case of Dissent in Romania in the 1970’s:Paul Goma and the Movement for Human Rights

Author(s): Ana-Maria Cătănuş
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; human rights; dissent; Goma movement.

Summary/Abstract: In Romania, in the last two decades of Communism, there had been few cases of dissidence. One of the dissidents was the writer Paul Goma. He was arrested in 1956, in the context of the Hungarian revolution and sent to prison for two years. In January 1977, he addressed a letter of solidarity to the signatories of Czechoslovakian Charter 77. The movement for defending human rights in Romania, which Paul Goma initiated at the end of the ’70’s, had gathered approximately 200 people. In April 1977, Paul Goma was arrested and after he was released, he was forced into exile.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 185-209
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English