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BUCHAREST: Romania's former prime minister Adrian Nastase attempted suicide on Wednesday, hours after the Supreme Court threw out his appeal against a two-year jail sentence over corruption.
Medical sources said Nastase shot himself in the throat but his lawyer said he was still alive and conscious.
'He is OK. He is conscious and has opened his eyes,' lawyer Ion Cazacu told journalists.
'I saw a man who wants to fight for his life,' he added.