Aurel Popescu (b.19 August 1922; d. 2010) was a Baptist minister who was imprisoned for practising his faith and for several oppositional activities in communist Romania. In 1977 he signed the open letter of protest against infringements of human rights in Romania relating to religious freedom entitled: The neo-protestant denominations and human rights in Romania, which was addressed to several Western embassies and to Radio Free Europe. He was also a member of the Romanian Committee for the Protection of Religious Freedom and Freedom of Conscience, an organisation established in April 1978, which opposed the communist regime’s infringements of religious freedom in Romania (Silveșan and Răduț 2014, 55–56).
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- Pintilescu, Corneliu
Dobrincu, Dorin, 2012, “‘Cultele neoprotestante şi drepturile omului în România’. Un memoriu din 1977” (“The neo-protestant denominations and human rights in Romania”: a memorandum of 1977), Arhiva Moldaviae 4: 351–402.
Silveşan, Marius, and Bogdan Emanuel Răduţ. 2014. Cultele neoprotestante și drepturile omului în România (The neo-protestant denominations and human rights in Romania).Cluj-Napoca: Editura Risoprint.