Fragments from The Economist, 5th August 2013:

”After the Communists came to power in 1945  some of the country’s most prominent politicians, intellectuals and other members of the elite were tortured, beaten and isolated at Râmnicu Sărat. Some of them, such as Ion Mihalache, the leader of the Peasant Party, who was denied medical care and was frequently beaten, died in prison. Others, such as Ion Diaconescu and Corneliu Coposu, lived in horrific conditions and isolation. The prison’s terror methods included giving prisoners rotten food or forcing them to eat excrements.” 
”Alexandru Vişinescu (pictured), who ran Râmnicu Sărat from 1956 to 1963, is one of the gulag commanders recently exposed by The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile. The committee investigating his actions asked Romania’s general prosecutor to bring charges of aggravated murder against Mr Vişinescu related to the death of six political prisoners. Investigators plan to hand prosecutors 35 files with similar cases in the following months.”

Fragments from The Washington Post, July 30, 2013:

”BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian committee investigating crimes committed by the former communist government asked the general prosecutor on Tuesday to bring charges of aggravated murder against a prison commander for the deaths of six political prisoners.

From 1956 to 1963, Lt. Col. Alexandru Visinescu ran the notorious Ramnicu Sarat prison where Romania’s pre-communist political leaders and intellectual elite were incarcerated.

Andrei Muraru, head of the institute investigating communist crimes, said prisoners died from beatings, hunger, a lack of medical treatment and exposure to cold. It plans to hand a total of 35 files to prosecutors.”