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Romanian Ex General Mihai Chitac Dies After Long Illness

Romania’s former high-ranking General Mihai Citac, 82, died Monday morning, around 10 a.m., at his home in capital Bucharest.

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Romanian Ex General Mihai Chitac Dies After Long Illness

Over the past few weeks, Chitac had been receiving medical carefor several chronic conditions.

On September 19, 2010, Chitac was admitted at the BucharestMilitary Hospital, where he received pluri-disciplinary treatmentboth for his longtime cardiac problems and for some large tumorsdetected by doctors early September. Chitac's prison sentence hadbeen discontinued six times on medical grounds.

On October 16, 2008, the Supreme Court sentenced formerhigh-ranking generals Athanasie Stanculescu and Chitac to 15 yearsin prison each for aggravated manslaughter during the 1989revolution. Chitac and Stanculescu were first sentenced in 1999 onaggravated murder charges for ordering troops to fire ondemonstrators in Timisoara city, western Romania.

 

In December 17-20, 1989, security forces fired at civilians,killing 72 people and injuring 253. A woman was run over by a tankin the city and 43 people were severely beaten by securityforces.

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