Former Romanian leader Ceausescu's remains exhumed for DNA tests

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File photo taken on Oct. 22, 2006 shows the tomb of former Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu at Ghencea graveyard of western Bucharest, Romania, July 21, 2010. Romania exhumed Wednesday the remains of former leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena, who were executed in December 1989 soon after the fall of the Ceausescu government. DNA samples will be taken to confirm whether the remains are in fact those of the Ceausescus. (Xinhua/Chen Jin)

Romania exhumed Wednesday the remains of former leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena, who were executed in December 1989 soon after the fall of the Ceausescu government.

DNA samples will be taken to confirm whether the remains in Ghencea graveyard of western Bucharest are in fact those of the Ceausescus.

The two were secretly buried there after being executed on Dec. 25, 1989.

The exhumation was sought by Valentin Ceausescu, the family's only living son, and Mircea Oprean, husband of Ceausescus' late daughter Zoia.

Source: Xinhua


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