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Former commander of Periprava labour colony, Ioan Ficior, sentenced to 20 years in prison

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the former commander of Periprava labour colony, Ioan Ficior, was sentenced by the Bucharest Court of Appeal to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity. The sentence is not definitive. Ioan Ficior was accused of enforcing and maintaining an extermination regime for the political prisoners detained at Periprava while he […]

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IICCMER also supported this year’s edition of the Documentary Film Festival ONE WORLD ROMANIA

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) was the partner of the 9th edition of the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ONE WORLD ROMANIA, which took place in Bucharest during March 21-27, 2016. Organized by the One World Romania Association and the Bucharest Czech Center, […]

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The Women during Communism Conference took place on March 3 in Bucharest

Thursday, March 3, at the National Library of Romania, the Conference Women during Communism. Collective and Individual Destinies took place. The conference opened with the presentation of the special guest, British journalist Jessica Douglas-Home, and continued with the presentations of IICCMER experts Irina Hasnaş-Hubbard, Constantin Vasilescu, Ioana Manolache and Mariana-Alina Urs. The general themes addressed by […]

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The Status of the Criminal Complaints filed by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) publishes a list of the criminal complaints it filed since its foundation until the present day, mentioning the current status for each as it was communicated to us by the competent authorities. The criminal complaints are just a part […]

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The Vișinescu Trial: Overview and Impact. A historic moment for Romania.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the High Court of Cassation and Justice made the final ruling in the case of the former commander of the Râmnicu Sărat Penitentiary, Alexandru ‪‎Vişinescu, and sentenced him to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity. On the 30th of July 2013, IICCMER asked the Public Prosecutor’s Office to initiate […]

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IICCMER organizes a design contest on the history of Romanian communism, with financing worth a total of 15000 euros

Institute for the investigation of Communist crimes and the memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) held between 2 November 2015-2016 14 March a contest of projects about the history of Romanian communism, addressed to all natural and legal persons, irrespective of citizenship or nationality. Through this competition, IICCMER aims to fund a number of up […]

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