Silviu Cioată (9 iunie 1931, Ploieşti; d. 20 October 1997, Ploieşti) was a minister of the Christian Evangelical Church of Romania (Biserica Creştină după Evanghelie – one of the Plymouth Brethren Protestant denominations). He graduated Medicine in Cluj in 1956. 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 broadcasted by Radio Free Europe in April 1977. For being involved in this initiative he was arrested and interrogated by the Securitate over a period of six months. From 1981 to 1982, he was involved in a network that smuggled religious literature from the West to Romania for which he spent nine months in prison (Silveșan and Răduț 2014, 63–64).
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- Ploiești, 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.