Former President Iliescu accused of crimes against humanity in Mineriad case
Military prosecutors have decided, on Friday, to start a criminal inquest, under the aspect of committing crimes against humanity, against former President Ion Iliescu, former Prime Minister Petre Roman and former director of the Romanian Intelligence Service Virgil Magureanu, in the case regarding the 'Mineriad' (e.n. - the calling of miners to Bucharest in order to crush street protests) of June 13-15, 1990.
Furthermore, placed under criminal investigation were Gelu Voican Voiculescu, former deputy PM in Romania's interim government; Nicolae Dumitru, former first deputy of the National Salvation Front (e.n. — the body that exerted all power in the period immediately following the December 1989 Revolution, later a political party), General (ret.) Mugurel Cristian Florescu, former deputy of Romania's Prosecutor General and head of the Military Prosecutors' Offices Directorate.