Information on demonstrations against current president held on 23 February 1994 in Ploiesti and perhaps elsewhere [ROM19981.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for information on other demonstrations, including a strike held by the Ploiesti branch of a trade union, please consult the attachments.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 3 March 1994. "Mining Trade Unions Join National Strike." (NEXIS)

EVENIMENTUL ZILEI (Bucharest, in Romanian]. 14 February 1994. "Trade Union Leader Announces 28 Feb Strike." (FBIS-EEU-94-033 17 Feb. 1994, p. 27)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Research institute. 25 February 1994. RFE/RL Daily Report [Munich]. No. 39. Michael Shafir. "Romanian Strikes." (Internet)

Radio Romania Network [Bucharest, in Romanian]. 21 February 1994. "Court Says Strike Illegal; Protest to Continue." (FBIS-EEU-94-035 22 Feb. 1994, p.35)

. 18 February 1994. "SRI Chief Addresses Miners, Urges Patience." (FBIS-EEU-94-035 22 Feb. 1994, p. 35)