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WORLD IN BRIEF : ROMANIA : Court Bars Release of Ex-Dictator’s Son

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Romania’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision to free the youngest son of ousted dictator Nicolae Ceausescu because he is suffering from advanced cirrhosis of the liver. A military court in the Transylvanian town of Sibiu had decided last week to set Nicu Ceausescu free pending a verdict. He pleaded not guilty to “complicity to genocide” but admitted illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.


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