Saturday, March 17, 2018


From the newswires ... 8.14 pm yesterday.      In a case reminiscent of a Kafka novel, a Romanian court has ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appearing alive and well in court.

Constantin Reliu asked the court in the town of Barlad to overturn a death certificate obtained by his wife after he had spent more than a decade in Turkey, during which time he was out of contact with his family. The court told him he was too late, and would have to remain officially deceased.

“I am officially dead, although I’m alive,” a bemused Reliu told local media outlets. “I have no income and because I am listed dead, I can’t do anything.”

A spokeswoman for the court explained to local news outlets that Reliu had been too late with his appeal against the death certificate and had thus lost the case. The ruling is apparently final and cannot be appealed against, leaving Reliu in legal limbo.


Anonymous said...

Nah nothing there about Ron Marks horrendous use of NZDEF assets.

The Veteran said...

Anon ... get a f*****g life. Clearly basic comprehension is beyond you. I said I'll be making another post on Ron Mark. Didn't say when. I post my posts when I'm good and ready.

Andrei said...

He was in Turkey without papers where he has been since 1992 and got deported

His wife who hadn't heard from him in years had him declared dead so she could remarry, which she did

Now he has to prove he is actually who he says he is to get a passport so he can return to Turkey

gravedodger said...

"because I am listed dead I cant do anything"
As most doing bad things require a live suspect for sanctions to play then he has carte blanche to create mayhem, funding might have some limiting influence though.

The Veteran said...

GD ... only things guaranteed in life are birth, death and taxes. Looks like he's in with the first two and has a 'life' exemption on the third.

Anonymous said...

It is a legal axiom that you cannot charge a dead person.

Say you burgle your neighbours property, get caught, charged and sent off to the beak.

If you fall of the perch before trial the proceedings are stopped.

What would happen if this gentleman who is legally dead decides to go on a looting or thieving spree would be interesting.

Could you charge a dead person who has committed a number of offences?

I suspect the court might revisit their decision somewhat urgently.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Did you say his name is Winston Peters?