Romanian historian had no right to publish sensitive information on religious leader
By Emil Weber
The European Court for Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 9 January 2018 against a Romanian civil servant who had released unauthorized information concerning a religious leader which was published by his brother in media.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg (photo: Nicoleon, Cour européenne des droits de l'homme, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Almost 17 years ago, Mr. Gabriel Catalan, a historian working for a state council responsible for studying the archives of the former communist secret police service, released sensitive material which was published by the newspaper Libertatea, signed by his brother.
The newspaper story contained personal information on the…