For the tenth time since 1932, the Rumanian Court of Appeals postponed the trial of the four Rumanian gendarmes accused of having brutally tortured Samson Bronstein, member of the central committee of the Rumanian Poale Zion, Socialist Zionist party. The reason assigned for today’s postponement was the absence of two of the accused.
Bronstein was arrested in May, 1932, on suspicion that he was identified with illegal Communist activities in Rumania. During his “examination” by local gendarmes headed by Captain Panisoara, he was so brutally beaten and tortured for six hours that he was confined to a hospital for more than six months. At first it was thought that Bronstein would never walk again, but he has since recovered.
The three gendarmes and Captain Panisoara have so far pleaded not guilty.