Information on the current situation of the Securitate additional to that contained in Response to Information Request ROM14731 of 12 July 1993 [ROM15734.E]

According to a report in The New York Times, the Securitate was officially disbanded in December 1989 (13 June 1993). The Romanian Information Service (RIS) and Romanian Foreign Intelligence were established in March 1990 as successor agencies to the Securitate (Ibid.).

For current information on the Romanian security forces, please see the attached articles.

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 New York Times. 13 June 1993. David Binder. "Police Were Fewer than Romanians Feared." (NEXIS)


Adevarul [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 15 October 1993. "Magureanu: SRI Has List of '1989 Terrorists'." (FBIS-EEU-93-201 20 Oct. 1993, pp. 30-31)

Azi [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 15 September 1993. "Iliescu Asked to Submit Name of SRI Director." (FBIS-EEU-93-183 23 Sept. 1993, p. 30)

Dimineata [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 12 October 1993. "Army Investigations Directorate to Incorporate SIE." (FBIS-EEU-93-200 19 Oct. 1993, p. 21)

The New York Times. 13 June 1993. David Binder. "Police Were Fewer than Romanians Feared." (NEXIS)

Radio Romania Network [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 12 October 1993. "Parliament Appoints Magureanu as SRI Director." (FBIS-EEU-93-196 13 Oct. 1993, p. 22)

_____. 24 June 1993. "Control Panel over SRI Discussed" (FBIS-EEU-93-123 29 June 1993, p. 42)

Reuters. 12 October 1993. BC Cycle. Adrian Dascalu. "Romanian Parliament Gives Spy Chief a Second Term." (NEXIS)

_____. 7 October 1993. BC Cycle. "Romania's Spy Chief Proposed for Second Term." (NEXIS)

_____. 5 October 1993. BC Cycle. "Romanian Defector Says Securitate Still Active." (NEXIS)

Romania Libera [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 15 September 1993. "Magureanu Interviewed on SRI Report." (FBIS-EEU-93-181 21 Sept. 1993, pp. 29-31)

_____. 31 August 1993. "SRI Admits Tapping Telephone Conversations." (FBIS-EEU-93-170 3 Sept. 1993, p. 18)

Rompres [Bucharest, in English]. 2 June 1993. "SRI Issues Communique on Parliament Incident." (FBIS-EEU-93-105 3 June 1993, p. 25)

Tineretul Liber [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 23 Sept. 1993. "President to Keep SRI Head in Office." (FBIS-EEU-93-105 29 Sept. 1993, pp. 37-38)