Iosif Țon (b. 30 September 1934, Gârboviţa, near Alba-Iulia) is a Romanian Baptist minister, who graduated Romanian philology at the University of Cluj in 1955 and theology at the Baptist Theological Institute in Bucharest in 1957. From 1969 to 1972, he studied theology in Oxford. He was the main initiator of 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 drafted in February–March 1977 and broadcasted by Radio Free Europe in April 1977. For this initiative he was arrested and interrogated by the Securitate (Silveșan and Răduț 2014, 52–53).
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- Gârboviţa, Romania
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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.