Romania’s prosecutors have indicted former President Ion Iliescu for crimes against humanity for his role in the aftermath of the 1989 revolt that toppled dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime.
Four other individuals were also indicted.
Iliescu and former deputy PM Gelu Voican Voiculescu directly spread misinformation “contributing to the institution of a generalized psychosis,” the indictment said.
Their actions and statements intentionally increased the risk of “instances of friendly fire, chaotic shooting, and contradictory military orders,” prosecutors said, adding that 862 people were killed.
Could something similar one day happen in Ukraine?