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Euronews: Former prison commandant given 20 years for crimes against humanity

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The former commandant of one of the harshest prisons of Romania’s communist era has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity. 89-year-old Alexandru Visinescu was found guilty of the torture and extermination of political detainees kept in appalling conditions at Ramnicu Sarat.

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