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Surreal the decor may be, but the words are rooted in reality. They recount what it's like to be a whistleblower - a life freighted with fear and risk, especially in Romania, where graft is endemic.

The new play - Common People - is the brainchild of Gianina Carbunariu, one of the brightest stars in Romanian theater today.

Most whistleblowers, Carbunariu points out Juan Carlos Medina World Cup Jersey , are not global figures like Edward Snowden or Julian Assange.

Instead, they are people like you and me, who at some point in their lives see something that is terribly wrong and decide to intervene.

"They are not Superman or Batman, but citizens who find themselves in a situation where they could not act differently because of their moral values," says Carbunariu.

Common People is based on interviews Carbunariu conducted with eight whistleblowers - three Romanians, three Britons and two Italians.

"I stood up and I fought. All of you are the victims because it's your money that is being stolen Jose de Jesus Corona World Cup Jersey ," says Alin Goga, who was temporarily suspended from his job after blowing the whistle on suspected irregularities by his employee.

His burly colleague, Claudiu Tutulan, is another of the play's heroes.

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"Whistleblowers are not in conflict with the boss or unhappy with their salary, it's about the public good," says Carbunariu, 38, who directed the work recently on stage at an international festival in Sibiu in Transylvania.

Romania, the second poorest country in the European Union Jorge Torres World Cup Jersey , is under intense pressure from Brussels to fight corruption.

Twenty-seven senior public figures were brought to court last year on charges of corruption, including former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, whose trial is ongoing.

Despite its reputation for graft, Romania is one of the rare EU states with advanced legislation protecting whistleblowers along with Slovenia, Ireland, Luxembourg and Britain - though the law is little known.

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At the Romanian theater festival Jesus Molina World Cup Jersey , spectators got the chance to debate with five of the real-life "heroes," including the three Romanians, all present or former employees of the highways agency which has been the target of several government investigations.

Carbunariu makes the point that taking up the mantle of a whistleblower comes with a huge risk.

"It's incredible how similar methods are used in Italy, Great Britain and Romania to make them shut up," Carbunariu says.

They are perceived as "snitches" and feel pressure from their bosses and colleagues, with consequent risks for their livelihood and health.

But calling out corruption also raises the question of how to distinguish between malicious informers and those acting out of public interest.

Activists like Ian Foxley Jesus Manuel Corona World Cup Jersey , a former British army officer who exposed suspected bribes in arms sales, say whistleblowers' claims should be investigated.

If the claims are proven we should "praise them for bringing forward something which is broken in society," said Foxley.

"It doesn't matter whether you are in England or Romania or Bulgaria or Italy, the same principle applies: You inherit the society that you deserve," says Foxley who co-founded an NGO in Britain to advise whistleblowers.

Onstage in Romania, fiction Jesus Duenas World Cup Jersey , reality and flashes of humor in Common People blend to convey a life that, for many whistleblowers, teeters on the absurd.

"When one plays characters like these it's very hard to understand the absurdity of what they experienced. It's a paradox: They are in the right but they are the ones who get sick, lose their job, their home," says actor Florin Cosulet.

A 44-year-old member of the audience Javier Hernandez World Cup Jersey , identified by her first name of Marina, said the play gave her hope - that "not everyone is closing their eyes to the obvious and that my children will live in a better society."

Whistleblowers featuring in the play caution that their tale is, literally, a work in progress.

"The important thing is to see how my story ends," says Goga in another of the play's video clips.

"If it ends badly people will say my struggle was futile... (but) if I succeed, potential fraudsters will say 'you saw what happened - it's not worth it.'"

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A prominent leader of Islamic State (IS) group and four extremist militants were killed Sunday in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike near the IS stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq, a security source said.

The airstrike destroyed four IS positions near the newly-freed town of Qayyara, some 50 km south of Mosul.

The prominent leader of IS, among the five killed, was said to be close to the top IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a security source on condition of anonymity told Xinhua citing an intelligence report.

The source didn't give the name of the prominent leader, adding that there were six other IS militants injured in the airstrike.

On August 25, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the liberation of Qayyara after defeating the extremist militants.

Regaining control of the town and the airbase would help government forces free Iraq's last major IS stronghold in Mosul, which is located some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, Iraqi aircrafts dropped leaflets over the besieged town of Shirqat, some 280 km north of Baghdad, and the nearby village of Zuwiyah, telling the residents to leave their homes immediately for secure places.

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