born in Târgovişte, Romania in 1964, he is a historian and writer. Oprea studied History at the University of Bucharest and wrote his doctorate on the role of the Securitate between 1948 and 1964. Until 2010, he was president of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania, which is primarily devoted to examining political murder in Romania. Oprea is a member of the Romanian Professional Writers Association. He lives in Bucharest.