Australian court: Alleged Nazi can be extradited

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October 8, 2009 11:09

A court ruled Thursday that an 88-year-old accused of killing a Jewish teenager during World War II is eligible for extradition to Hungary, rejecting the man's appeal but giving him two weeks to lodge another. Charles Zentai is accused by the Hungarian government of torturing and killing a Jewish teenager in 1944 for failing to wear a star that would identify him as a Jew. Zentai, who emigrated to Australia in 1950, says he is innocent and was not in Budapest when the slaying occurred. A warrant was first issued for his arrest in 2005. A court last year ruled that Zentai was eligible for extradition. He appealed in March, and the extradition ruling was upheld by a Federal Court judge. This time he appealed to the full bench of the Federal Court.


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