Stanculescu demands to be paroled after serving one third of the 15-year sentence


Former general Victor Athanasie Stanculescu demands to be released on parole from penitentiary, after serving one third of the 15-year sentence ordered by the Supreme Court for his role in the file of the Timisoara Revolution.
Stanculescu (85) filed at the Sector 4 Tribunal a request to be set free on parole, under the provisions of the new codes, after he served 5 of the 15 years of prison to which he was definitively condemned by the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ).
The court will give a term in this case.
On January 22, after he was questioned at the general prosecutor’s office in the file of the events produced in Bucharest during the 1989 Revolution, the former general said that he hopes to be released on parole after he serves one third of the 15-year sentence in the file of the Timisoara Revolution.
On January 10, 2013, the Ilfov Tribunal rejected Stanculescu’s request to interrupt the sentence on medical grounds. The former general had filed the request because of serious illnesses that cannot be treated in penitentiary.
On October 16, 2008, the Supreme Court sentenced Mihai Chitac and Victor Atanasie Stanculescu to 15 years of prison each for aggravated murder and deprived them of their military ranks. The two were imprisoned the same day and, shortly after, they asked the court to interrupt their sentences because of medical reasons. General Mihai Chitac died on November 1, 2010 at home in Bucharest, after he was discharged from hospital for several weeks of treatment for chronic illnesses.

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