Romanian court tells man he is not alive - The Guardian

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"Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed too late.

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.”

Reliu left Romania for Turkey in 1992, apparently to seek employment. He last returned to the country in 1999, and appears to have cut off all contact with his family. After years of silence from her estranged husband, Reliu’s wife obtained a backdated death certificate for him.

The Romanian daily Adevarul said Reliu’s wife had argued in court that having heard nothing from her husband since 1999, she had assumed he had died in an earthquake while in Turkey. The paper said Reliu believes she sought the death certificate in order to annul the marriage and allow her to remarry.

He may never have found out about his death in his homeland had he not been apprehended by Turkish authorities earlier this year and deported back to Romania because of expired documents. Reliu had planned to renew his passport in Romania and return to Turkey, but on arrival, he was detained by immigration officers who informed him he had died in 2003.

Reliu said he wants to return to Turkey and has set up a small company there, but is now faced with a confusing legal battle to regain his identity and obtain a passport.

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."
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Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as he doesn't officially exist ?
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This is normal practice in all common law countries.
Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as he doesn't officially exist ?
Alfsmum22 m ago

Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as …Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as he doesn't officially exist ?



If he killed somebody before being declared dead himself, he would not be able to be tried in Court if he killed the same person again now.

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Hmmm interesting ... so he could now become a hitman , get paid in cash and the taxman can't get to him because
he doesn't exist and the law cannot prosecute him because he is officially dead.
Alfsmum38 m ago

Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as …Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as he doesn't officially exist ?


You're not thinking of offering him some work are you?
Good serves him right for legging it and leaving his poor family in that position
Segata-Sanshiro4 m ago

Good serves him right for legging it and leaving his poor family in that …Good serves him right for legging it and leaving his poor family in that position


Maybe he was a victim of domestic abuse.
Dyslexic_Dog9 m ago

You're not thinking of offering him some work are you?


Just seems like the perfect job opportunity.....!!!!!!
Alfsmum1 h, 50 m ago

Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as …Does this mean that if he murdered someone he could not be prosecuted as he doesn't officially exist ?



If, then he will be prosecuted as an alien.
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