Pavel Nicolescu (b.27 April 1936, Ploieşti, Romania) is a Romanian Baptist minister, who graduated the Baptist Theological Institute in 1965. 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 one of the founding members of the Romanian Committee for the Protection of Religious Freedom and Freedom of Conscience, established in April 1978. For these initiatives and for his religious activity he was persecuted by the communist regime. He emigrated to the United States in 1979 (Silveșan and Răduț 2014, 60–61).
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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.