A trial that some have dubbed the “Romanian Nuremberg” opens on Wednesday in Bucharest, with the head of a brutal Communist-era labour camp charged with crimes against humanity.

Alexandru Visinescu, 88, is accused of running an “extermination regime” at the notorious Ramnicu Sarat prison in the east of the country, which he headed from 1956 to 1963.

“In his role as commandant, the accused … submitted the political detainees to conditions designed to destroy them physically, by depriving them of medical care, food and heating and inflicting abuse on them,” the indictment reads. [Read more]

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