US Justice Department asks court to lift Demjanjuk stay
By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: APRIL 21, 2009 05:00Advertisement
The Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to dismiss a stay of deportation to Germany for alleged death camp guard John Demjanjuk.
In a brief filed in a federal appeals court Monday, the government said that Demjanjuk's attorneys won the emergency stay last week by arguing that a motion before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, had yet to be considered.
The board on Thursday denied Demjanjuk's request to reopen the case.
The 89-year-old suburban Cleveland man is facing an arrest warrant in Germany that accuses him of working as a guard in 1943 at a death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
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