Suspected Australian Nazi war criminal faces extradition to Hungary

An 86-year-old man accused of killing a Jewish teenager in Hungary during World War II spent hours assaulting the young man before he died, a prosecutor alleged Monday. Former Hungarian soldier Charles Zentai, an Australian citizen, was attending a hearing that would determine whether he should be extradited to Hungary to face war crimes charges. Zentai is listed by the US-based Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center among its top 10 most wanted Nazis as having "participated in manhunts, persecution, and murder of Jews in Budapest in 1944." Hungary accuses Zentai of torturing and killing 18-year-old Peter Balazs in a Budapest army barracks on Nov. 8, 1944, for failing to wear a star that would identify him as a Jew.