July 17, 1990 |
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.
August 21, 1990 |
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.
October 15, 1990 |
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.
May 4, 1990 |
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.
May 30, 1990 |
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.
May 27, 1990 |
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.