Serbia issues arrest warrant for suspected Nazi

April 2, 2010 10:30


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Serbia has issued an international warrant for the arrest of an alleged Nazi war crimes suspect who lives in the United States.

A Serbian court said Friday that 88-year-old Peter Egner is suspected of war crimes against Jews in Belgrade during the German occupation of Serbia in World War II.Egner allegedly had served in a Nazi unit that killed about 17,000 civilians in 1941 and 1942. Serbian prosecutors say the unit used a specially designed van in which they gassed the victims with carbon monoxide.

Egner lives in a retirement community outside Seattle. US authorities have moved to revoke his US citizenship, saying he had lied about his past in the application in 1960s.

Egner has denied any wrongdoing.

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