Romania ex-PM Adrian Nastase in suicide attempt

Former Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase has attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the neck.

The incident occurred when police arrived at Nastase’s house to take him to prison, local media reports say.

Hours earlier Romania’s highest court had upheld a two-year prison sentence against Nastase on corruption charges.

Nastase, who held office between 2000 and 2004, was convicted for illegally amassing about 1.5m euros ($1.9m; £1.2m) for his 2004 election campaign.

He insisted that the charges were politically motivated.

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