On April 13, incumbent Romanian President Klaus Iohannis ordered the authorities to launch a criminal investigation into the former leadership of the country.
Iliescu was called into the Prosecutor General’s office and was informed that the criminal investigation into the "revolution" case and crimes against humanity has been launched against him. The former leader refuted the accusations, the Digi 24 broadcaster reported.
Romanian military prosecutors formally indicted former president Ion Iliescu for alleged crimes against humanity in the 1989 revolution that left over a thousand dead and many more wounded. https://t.co/MmpCCzQu35 pic.twitter.com/wde3T7SLqB— Balkan Insight (@BalkanInsight) 17 апреля 2018 г.
In 1989, Iliescu supposedly suppressed protests in the Romanian capital by sending in a group of miners that attacked the opposition activists. The clashes reportedly resulted in several deaths and dozens of people being injured.