I have seen the tapes of the Ceaucescus trial and subsequent execution...there was judicial process, even if Nicolae and Elena did not like the outcome.  Tyrants rarely fare well over the long term.  Don't forget the Minerade in 1990, another gruesome event.  The miners were ruthless in their beating of their fellow citizens. There are a lot of Romanians who remeber it.  It is a more complex social situation than simple statements can hope to explain.