Gendarmes Accused of Torturing Bronstein Get 7th Trial Delay

For the seventh time the trial of the Roumanian gendarmes accused of torturing Samson Bronstein has been postponed, this time until December 5. The postponement was announced after the Czernowitz court heard a number of witnesses who testified about the torturing of Bronstein and the dangerous injuries that resulted. The excuse used by the court was that two of the chief witnesses were absent.

Samson Bronstein of Yedinetz was arrested in May 1932, on charges of being identified with Communist activities. The charges were proven to be groundless. But during the six-hour examination he was tortured in a fashion that sent him to a hospital for several months. At first it was feared that he would never be able to walk again. He has, however, recovered.

The three gendarmes and Captain Panisoara, who are accused of torturing Bronstein, have pleaded not guilty.

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