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Ministerial Inquiry into Torture of Jewish Youth by Roumanian Police

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Indignation and protest by the Roumanian liberal press has brought about the institution of an inquiry by the Ministerial Council into the inquisitorial methods employed by the police upon Saul Solomon, suspected of having participated in the attempt on the life of Minister of the Interior Vaida-Vojvod, by a group of Communists.

After undergoing merciless beatings and unheard of tortures, Solomon was found innocent and released. He was immediately removed to a hospital, where the physicians declared he will never completely recover from the tortures he suffered at the hands of the police who sought to extract a confession from him.

It was disclosed that Solomon was made to kneel with his arms tied together under his legs. A steel bar was inserted under his knees and he was suspended in the air, the bar resting on two supports. With his head hanging down, the victim was beaten on his bare back and the soles of his feet with thick rubber strips, each blow causing him to swing backward and forward, meeting the impact of the blows which increased their forcefulness.

The Ministerial Council inquiry has been instituted, but nothing has as yet been done to bring the responsible police inspector to justice.

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