Died the organiser of the Tribunal of Nicolae Ceausescu

Died the organizer of the Tribunal, the President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu retired General Victor Stanculescu, reports the Associated Press.

Victor Stanculescu was 88 years old. Attorney General Catalin Dancu reported that Stanculescu died in a nursing home on Sunday, June 19, after recently suffering a stroke.

In 1989, Romania started a protest against the Communist regime. Ceausescu ordered Stanculescu, then acting defense Minister, the intervention of the discontented in the city of Timisoara. The General refused to shoot at demonstrators.

Later on he ordered the military Tribunal that sentenced Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena to death.