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Fmr Romanian Communist Official Dies At Age 98

Gheorghe Apostol, a former Romanian communist official died Saturday afternoon at the age of 98, private television Realitatea TV said Sunday.

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Fmr Romanian Communist Official Dies At Age 98

Apostol was appointed vice-president of the communist Council ofMinisters twice, was secretary of the Central Committee of theRomanian Communist Party and president of the Central Council ofUnions.

Apostol was also one of the six Romanian officials who signed in1989 a letter criticizing communist leader Nicoale Ceausescu andhis totalitarian regime. After the letter was read on Radio FreeEurope on March 11, 1989, he was arrested and harassed by communistauthorities until December 1989, when Romania had Ceausescuoverthrown and freed itself from communist rule.

Apostol was born on May 16, 1913 in Galati county, southeasternRomania.

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