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February 19, 1990 | From Wire Service Reports
Nadia Comaneci confirmed rumors that she tried to kill herself at age 15 by drinking bleach, according to Life magazine's March issue. Comaneci said she was hospitalized for two days and was "glad because I didn't have to go to the gym," according to the magazine. It had been rumored, and the 1984 film "Nadia" indicated, that Comaneci attempted suicide at the height of her fame in 1977 after scoring perfect 10s in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She had denied the rumors, however.
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January 19, 1991 | Reuters
The youngest son of Romania's late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment Friday and failed to attend a session of his trial for embezzlement, court and family sources said. Nicu Ceausescu, 39, has chronic liver cirrhosis but his condition became critical and he was taken to a Bucharest hospital, family sources said. His defense lawyer, Paula Iacob, said he was too ill to appear in court.
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September 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A military court today convicted Nicu Ceausescu, the youngest son of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, of instigation to murder stemming from the use of deadly force against anti- government protesters during Romania's December uprising. Nicu Ceausescu, 39, sat impassively as a judge read the verdict and immediately sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
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October 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Nicu Ceausescu, the youngest son of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, returned to prison to resume serving a 20-year sentence for murder today after being hospitalized two weeks for liver disease. The transfer of the reputed former playboy from a civilian hospital to the medical ward of a Bucharest prison was sharply criticized by his attorney, who said Ceausescu should not be left to die in prison.
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July 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Romania's former secret police chief testified in Bucharest that Nicu Ceausescu, accused of ordering the massacre of 89 civilians during the revolution that toppled his father, often opposed his parents' policies. Gen. Col. Iulian Vlad, who headed deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's Securitate secret police, testified that there were "several occasions" during which the younger Ceausescu was the only member of the state leadership to openly oppose his parents' policies.
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August 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A military tribunal hearing genocide charges against Nicu Ceausescu, son of executed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, refused a defense request today to release him from jail because of deteriorating health. Ceausescu is said to be suffering from hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver and other ailments. He pleaded innocent to charges he ordered security forces in Sibiu to open fire on demonstrators during the December revolution while he was Communist Party chief in the region.
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October 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Nicu Ceausescu, the youngest son of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, returned to prison to resume serving a 20-year sentence for murder today after being hospitalized two weeks for liver disease. The transfer of the reputed former playboy from a civilian hospital to the medical ward of a Bucharest prison was sharply criticized by his attorney, who said Ceausescu should not be left to die in prison.
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May 4, 1990 | Reuters
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.
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May 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Nicu Ceausescu, son of Romania's executed dictator, is seriously ill with a progressive liver disease, his defense lawyer said today at his trial for genocide. The military tribunal adjourned until June 25 after Nicu's lawyer, Paula Iacob, said he should have neuro-psychiatric tests. Nicu, 38, faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charge that he was responsible for the killing of 89 demonstrators in Sibiu during last December's uprising against Nicolae Ceausescu.
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May 27, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The youngest son of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu insisted that he never ordered the army and police to shoot at demonstrators during the bloody revolution that toppled his father. "I kept asking the security forces not to shoot at demonstrators," said Nicu Ceausescu, 39, as he testified on the first day of his nationally televised trial. He told the five-judge military court that the evidence did not support the chief charge against him, complicity in genocide.
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September 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
A military tribunal on Friday sentenced Nicu Ceausescu, the youngest son of the former Romanian dictator, to a 20-year prison term for his actions during the revolution that toppled his father. In its unanimous sentence, the five-member panel of judges dropped the original charge of complicity in genocide and instead found the 39-year-old Ceausescu guilty of "instigation to murder."
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September 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A military court today convicted Nicu Ceausescu, the youngest son of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, of instigation to murder stemming from the use of deadly force against anti- government protesters during Romania's December uprising. Nicu Ceausescu, 39, sat impassively as a judge read the verdict and immediately sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
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September 18, 1990
His parents were summarily executed and his uncle was sent to prison for 15 years. Now, Nicu, the favored son and once the heir apparent of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, is to hear the verdict on charges of genocide against him. A reported drunkard and philanderer, Nicu Ceausescu was a top local Communist Party official, and given Romanian anger after decades of oppression, the betting is that Ceausescu may face a sentence of life in prison.
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August 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The trial of Nicu Ceausescu, son of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, ended with the panel of judges saying the verdict on the genocide charges would be pronounced Sept. 21. Ceausescu, former Communist Party boss in Sibiu, is accused of ordering troops to shoot demonstrators in that city last December during the uprising in which his father and mother were overthrown and executed.
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August 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A military tribunal hearing genocide charges against Nicu Ceausescu, son of executed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, refused a defense request today to release him from jail because of deteriorating health. Ceausescu is said to be suffering from hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver and other ailments. He pleaded innocent to charges he ordered security forces in Sibiu to open fire on demonstrators during the December revolution while he was Communist Party chief in the region.
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August 18, 1990 | From Reuters
The adopted son of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was released from prison Friday for the first time since the December revolution that led to the overthrow of his father and the execution of both his parents. Valentin Ceausescu, unlike his playboy younger brother, Nicu, stayed away from politics and held no special rank during his father's oppressive 25-year rule. He still faces trial next month on a minor charge of failing to pay rent for state-owned housing.
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September 18, 1990
His parents were summarily executed and his uncle was sent to prison for 15 years. Now, Nicu, the favored son and once the heir apparent of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, is to hear the verdict on charges of genocide against him. A reported drunkard and philanderer, Nicu Ceausescu was a top local Communist Party official, and given Romanian anger after decades of oppression, the betting is that Ceausescu may face a sentence of life in prison.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A defense lawyer urged a military tribunal today to free Nicu Ceausescu, saying the son of the executed Romanian dictator was ill and the strain of his trial on genocide charges was "destroying him." The appeal by defense lawyer Paula Jakob came shortly before the five-judge panel declared a monthlong recess in the trial, which resumed Monday after a break of several weeks.
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