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

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. Click here for full article. 

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Deutsche Welle: Ex-commander of Romanian communist prison sentenced to 20 years

A Bucharest court has convicted former communist prison commander Alexandru Visinescu for crimes against humanity, and direct involvement in 12 inmate deaths. The 89-year-old has shown no sign of remorse during the case. Click here for full text.

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The Guardian: Communist-era Romanian prison commander jailed for 20 years

Alexandru Visinescu, 89, convicted of crimes against humanity for deaths of political prisoners at Râmnicu Sărat between 1956 and 1963. Click here for full article. 

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Associated Press: Communist-era prison commander handed 20-year year sentence

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court on Friday set a 20-year sentence for a communist-era prison commander convicted of crimes against humanity in the deaths of 12 inmates, in the first such trial in Romania. Click here for full article.

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BBC: Romania jails Communist-era prison chief in landmark case

A former Communist-era prison commander has been sentenced to 20 years in jail after being convicted of crimes against humanity in the first such trial in Romania. Click here for full article.

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