Friday, December 10, 2010

Former Romanian dictator and wife reburied

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife have been reburied, according to their son.

Ceausescu ruled Romania for 25 years before being ousted and executed with his wife Elena after a summary trial during the 1989 anti-communist revolt, which killed hundreds of people.

Some Romanians, including the Ceausescu family, doubted the couple were really buried in the Ghencea military cemetery in Bucharest.

But last month their son, Valentin, said DNA tests confirmed the grave of Ceausescu contains the remains of his father and mother.

On Thursday, he told The Associated Press he reburied his parents this week in adjacent graves at the cemetery, and did that secretly to avoid "a media circus."

He said, "They are in their final resting place."

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