Iulian Vlad


Age: 86

Romanian general and the last chief of the dreaded Romanian secret police under Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu when more than 10,000 crack troops of Ceausescu's Securitate (or state security department) were accused of suppressing dissent by torturing, jailing, and killing protestors or confining them in mental wards, who was arrested and charged with complicity in genocide once Ceausescu was overthrown in 1989, but who was convicted and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment of which he served four after the charges were reduced to "favoring genocide".

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: February 23, 1931

Died: September 30, 2017

Bucharest, Romania