The Bucharest Appeals Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by Romanian politician Mona Musca, who served as Culture minister in the first year of the current government term, against a decision that she was involved in political police activities under the Communist regime before 1989.

The court’s verdict turns the decision announced last year by CNSAS - the main body investigating political police activities by current public officials under the communist regime - into a permanent one.

The court magistrates were expected to announce a verdict on February 27 but postponed the decision.

Prior to the Appeals Court decision, CNSAS rejected Musca’s first challenge to its decision in November last year.