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Ceausescu's Son to Go on Trial This Month for Genocide

May 04, 1990| Reuters

BUCHAREST, Romania — Nicu Ceausescu, the dissolute son of Romania's executed dictator, will go on trial for genocide May 26 in the most eagerly awaited legal case since last December's revolution.

Court officials said Thursday that 37-year-old Nicu, whose sadistic whims came to symbolize the moral bankruptcy of Nicolae Ceausescu's regime, will be tried in Sibiu, the Transylvanian town where he was Communist Party secretary.

The genocide charge relates to his ordering troops to open fire on peaceful demonstrators in Sibiu during the revolution. There is also a minor charge of failing to observe firearms' laws.

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