Young convict deceased in the Rahova Penitentiary Hospital

A dramatic case unfolded behind the bars. After being extradited from England, a 33-year-old man died in the Rahova Penitentiary Hospital in Bucharest. According to Romania TV, he was suffering from an array of afflictions (including an amputated leg), and now both his family and lawyers accuse the authorities of failing to provide him with any treatment at all. Moreover, the only drugs he had been administered would have been some sleeping pills.

Rahova Penitentiary
Rahova Penitentiary
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After being extradited from England, a 33-year-old man convicted of theft deceased in a Romanian prison. He had serious health problems. 

One of his lawyers say “he was mentally ill, suffering from schizophrenia. He was convicted in England for theft, then extradited to Romania for another sentence received here, also for theft, from a store where he thought to have seen the devil”. According to the lawyer, once admitted to the Rahova Penitentiary Hospital, he received no treatment but some sleeping pills, which led to respiratory failure. 

“We tried to persuade them for over three days to administer the proper medication, while his health worsened. It wasn’t until the 28th of December that he was transferred to a public hospital”, says the lawyer, accusing the penitentiary employees of refusing to transfer him to the Nasta Hospital. “Eventually, he was admitted to Nasta Hospital, but it was too late and, on January 2nd, we were told he had died”. 

The Rahova Penitentiary confirmed his death but refrained from providing more details about the case. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated instance. Another much more famous case is that of businessman Dan Adamescu, who died after the penitentiary failed to offer him the proper treatment.