Romania´s "first couple" executed on this day in 1989
martin223 | December 24, 2009 at 03:53 pmby
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"They were charged and convicted of genocide and undermining the national economy among a series of other offences, officials said." news.bbc.co.uk
"The executions come after 10 tumultuous days of violence and an upsurge of mass protests against Ceausescu's regime." news.bbc.co.uk
News of their death was announced to the people of Romania on national television.
The deaths end the dictator's 24 years as communist party leader - 21 of them as Romania's president.
Romania is a country located in Southeastern and Central Europe, North of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Almost all of the Danube Delta is located within its territory. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south.