Institute Accuses Ex-Labor Camp Boss of 115 Deaths
A Romanian agency has accused the former commander of a labor camp of crimes against humanity for the deaths of 115 political prisoners.
The Institute for Investigating the Crimes of Communism on Tuesday handed a file to prosecutors detailing allegations against Florian Cormos, commander of the Cernavoda labor camp.
Institute chief Andrei Muraru says there is "clear proof" that Cormos "imposed a regime of extermination with the aim of physically annihilating the opponents of the regime and those considered socially indesirable."
Under Cormos' command between December 1952 to April 1953, inmates allegedly were electrocuted and horses were ridden over them. The youngest prisoner to die was 20 and the oldest was 66. There are believed to be no survivors among those held at Cernavoda at the time....
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