Romanian ex-PM Adrian Nastase's surgery successful after suicide attempt
On Wednesday, Romania's High Court gave a final verdict sentencing Adrian Nastase, who served as prime minister in 2000-2004, to 2 years in prison under corruption charges. On Wednesday evening, as police showed up at his home to take him into custody, Nastase shot himself in an attempt to commit suicide, but the attempt failed and he was rushed to hospital. A surgical intervention took place on Thursday morning.
Also on Thursday, Adrian Nastase's legal representative Ion Cazacu announced that Nastase's legal team would shortly submit a request to suspend the execution of the 2-year sentence on medical grounds.