Friday, June 22, 2012

Ordered to Prison, Former Romanian Prime Minister Shoots and Wounds Himself

Published: June 20, 2012


NICOSIA, Cyprus — Former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase of Romania shot and wounded himself on Wednesday, apparently in a suicide attempt, hours after the country’s Supreme Court ruled he must serve a two-year sentence for corruption.

Mr. Nastase is the most senior Romanian politician to be jailed since the overthrow of Communism in 1989.

The court’s decision shocked Romania, a poor country where senior politicians have long been seen as above the law. Analysts hailed it as a sign of political maturity in a nation struggling to shed a culture of graft and lawlessness that was honed during decades of Communist rule.



billy pilgrim said...

ha! i now have romanian neighbors! they sit on their sundeck all day and yell into a laptop. i think they must be using skype. then they kick a soccer ball around until it goes over the fence and ruby claims it.

texlahoma said...

Billy - I can just see Ruby with a bunch of soccer balls.

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