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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian Communist-era prison commander gets final 20-year jail sentence

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) ruled a final 20-year jail sentence for Ion Ficior, a former commander of Periprava Communist-era labor camp. Ficior was found guilty of crimes against humanity.

The High Court has thus maintained the sentence of 20 years ruled by the Bucharest Court of Appeal in late-March 2016.

The Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice sent Ion Ficior to court in the summer of 2014, on charges of crimes against humanity. The case was based on a notification made by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER).

According to the prosecutors, between 1958 and 1963, when Ficior led the Periprava prison, he introduced and coordinated a repressive, abusive, inhumane, and discretionary detention regime against the prisoners. More than 100 political prisoners died in the prison in that period.

According to investigators, the prisoners were isolated from their families and other people, they were held in miserable conditions, in the cold, without food and water. They also lacked medicines and had to work in inhumane conditions.

Ion Ficior is the second Communist-era prison commander who is sentenced to prison in Romania. Alexandru Visinescu is currently serving time, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison in February last year.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian Communist-era prison commander gets final 20-year jail sentence

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) ruled a final 20-year jail sentence for Ion Ficior, a former commander of Periprava Communist-era labor camp. Ficior was found guilty of crimes against humanity.

The High Court has thus maintained the sentence of 20 years ruled by the Bucharest Court of Appeal in late-March 2016.

The Prosecutor’s Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice sent Ion Ficior to court in the summer of 2014, on charges of crimes against humanity. The case was based on a notification made by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER).

According to the prosecutors, between 1958 and 1963, when Ficior led the Periprava prison, he introduced and coordinated a repressive, abusive, inhumane, and discretionary detention regime against the prisoners. More than 100 political prisoners died in the prison in that period.

According to investigators, the prisoners were isolated from their families and other people, they were held in miserable conditions, in the cold, without food and water. They also lacked medicines and had to work in inhumane conditions.

Ion Ficior is the second Communist-era prison commander who is sentenced to prison in Romania. Alexandru Visinescu is currently serving time, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison in February last year.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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