Vasile Paraschiv

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Vasile Paraschiv
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Vasile Paraschiv

(1928-04-03)April 3, 1928
Ordoreanu village, Clinceni commune, Ilfov County
DiedFebruary 4, 2011 (age 82)
Clinceni commune, Ilfov Country
TitleSocial activist, Political activist

Vasile Paraschiv (April 3, 1928 – February 4, 2011) was a Romanian social and political activist.


Paraschiv was born in Ordoreanu village, Clinceni commune, Ilfov County. After 1940, he worked in Bucharest and after 1947 he worked for the Romanian Communist Party, Romanian Post (December 1947 – November 1949).[1]

He was member of the Romanian Communist Party (November 1946 – November 1968). After his resignation from Romanian Communist Party, he was arrested. From the end of the 1960s until the Communism's fall, he was a victim of psychiatric repression.

He had tried to set up a trade union but was kidnapped and tortured three times by the Securitate (secret police) which attempted to portray him as mentally disturbed.[2]

Also, Paraschiv was a collaborator of Paul Goma.[3] In 2002, Paul Goma wrote an article[4] which includes a letter and Paraschiv's list of communist activists that persecuted him during communism.

Paraschiv died in 2011 from heart failure. He refused to be decorated by President Traian Băsescu, whom he labelled "a former communist".


  • Vasile Paraschiv, Lupta mea pentru sindicate libere in Romania. Terorismul politic organizat de statul communist (Iasi, 2005)
  • Vasile Paraschiv, Asa nu se mai poate, tovarase Nicolae Ceausescu! (Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2007).


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