THE "GHEORGHE URSU" FOUNDATION

"He delivered to the so-called radio station "Free Europe" 2 documents in which he made comments with an inimical position about the actions taken by the party leadership in the construction field of Romania, which made the object of several radio broadcasts. He copied quotes from various works by foreign authors containing references to the necessity to fight against the establishment and he posted them at his work place, with the aim to draw (people's) attention that the critical situation during those times (meaning during fascist regimes) was similar to the current realities of Romania...
He keeps a diary with the goal of publishing it in which, over the years, he made numerous comments that denigrate the realities of our country, the internal and external policy of the Romanian state...His writings also contain grave manifestations of slandering and defaming of the state and party leadership..."

Taking into consideration that URSU GHEORGHE EMIL has carried on an intense activity of hostile propaganda through direct actions or through the agency of reactionary propaganda dens (located) abroad.., a penal prosecution against him is going to be started, the continuation of the interrogations under arrest, and the indictment for the perpetration of infringements (of the law) stipulated in Art. 166 of the Penal Code...[propaganda against the socialist order, nn].  Due to the fact that the person in question maintains close relationships with some authors, who are within the radar of the Securitate agents because of their (own) hostile beliefs, it follows that during the interrogations the nature of those relationships with them be also clarified."

The informative surveillance file of Gheorghe Ursu, 1985 (DUI in Romanian)

"[Ursu Gh.] told me that he was being beaten by the investigator, a Securitate officer, who was asking him to divulge the names of his colleagues...After the beatings that were administered to him by the investigators...his health condition had become frail...he said that the reason of his arrest was political; he said that because it was not in the regime's interest that he be recorded as a political prisoner, they arrested him for currency possession...he was investigated by the Securitate. I understood that those who interrogated him were interested in the issue of his diary and the relationships with his friends...
...he was beaten during the interrogation to make him say what the investigator wanted him to say...he was a political prisoner... Ursu told me that he was being beaten by the investigators for political motives...

...he had ties with Radio Free Europe and Voice of America...I understood from some colleagues that Ursu didn't admit during interrogation what they were interested in, and for this reason he was put in the same cell with those two detainees who were cell informers..because they had to extract information for the investigation..
..they had been introduced in the same cell [as Gheorghe Ursu] in order to extract from him what the investigators had not been able to...

...he had ties with the radio station Free Europe. Ursu Gheorghe was taken to interrogation and when he came back he was red in the face, and he was holding onto his abdomen...It was clear that he was in that state due to the interrogation he had been subjected to...I learned that Ursu Gheorghe Emil had been investigated by the Securitate and that they had not been able to extract from him what they were interested in.
Ursu Gheorghe Emil was brought back from the interrogation on a blanket".
...he beat Ursu Gheorghe in the cell to make him tell what ties he had with some people from abroad..
...Around 11 at night he was taken to interrogation..he was brought back with visible signs of violence... One could see blood stains. He was bleeding from the ear and nose. He said he was beaten by a ..Securitate Major.. that he was investigated for his diaries that he had kept..
He told me  he was being hit during interrogation by the investigator. He told me that he had written some materials against the regime...He told me that the investigator was a Securitate officer. Marks of blows were visible after each interrogation...Following the blows received in the abdominal area he suffered from incontinence...

I noticed that Ursu Gheorghe after he was taken to interrogation was coming back beaten up...due to his swollen palms and in a later phase due to lesions in the head area... He was saying that the investigator was beating him.. Ursu Gheorghe came back with a blow to his head, bleeding..

...these interrogations were so brutal because he did not want to collaborate with the Securitate agents regarding the existence or the sending  materials of a propagandistic nature
abroadEspecially after he was taken to interrogations I could see marks of beatings / kicks.  I noticed that his face bore slap marks and several times there was blood on his shirt... Around November 15, 1985, following an interrogation the victim returned to the cell in critical state, vomiting and in serious pain in the abdominal area...
...About 2-3 days prior to be taken to the Jilava Penitentiary hospital, Mr Ursu was taken to interrogation in the morning, and brought back beaten in the evening, in a blanket, because he was no longer able to walk.  Ursu was complaining particularly of abdominal pains.. It was certain he had been interrogated by his main investigator...who was a major.. by the name PIRVULESCU..."

Witness accounts from the prior investigations and trials of Gheorghe Ursu's assassins.