Ruling due on suspected Hungarian war criminal

A court ruling on the case of Sandor Kepiro, a Hungarian man suspected of war crimes committed during World War II, is expected to be made public Thursday. Kepiro, 93, was identified by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as having been convicted twice in Hungarian courts, in 1944 and 1946, but never punished for his alleged role in killings committed by Hungarian forces in Novi Sad, Serbia, after they entered the region in the wake of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia during World War II. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Wiesenthal Center's office in Israel, provided authorities with information about the 1944 ruling and asked that the 10-year prison sentence against Kepiro be enforced.