Emanoil Cateli (1883- 18 February 1943, Prison No. 4 in Cistopol)

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Career Military, Bessarabian politician, farmer, was chairman of the Moldavian National Committee in Odessa in 1917 and one of the initiators of the Country Councils. After the union he became a great owner and farmer, prefect of Balti from the National Liberal Party. He was arrested on 5 July 1940 by the NKVD in Balti and imprisoned in Chisinau. Accused of counter-revolutionary activity, he said he resisted the establishment of Soviet power in Bessarabia and was hostile to Bolshevism. He died in prison no. 4 in Cistopol or in the correction labor camp no. 5 in Sverdlovsk.