Demjanjuk Appeals German Arrest Warrant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Berlin (AP) -- John Demjanjuk's attorney in Germany is challenging a munich arrest warrant charging the suspected Nazi death camp guard with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

The last-minute legal challenge comes as options for the 89-year-old Ohio resident seem to be running out, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining Thursday to hear Demjanjuk's appeal to stop his deportation to Germany.

Demjanjuk is accused in Germany of being a guard at the Sobibor Death Camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The motion filed with a Munich state court cites a Sobibor guard's testimony that he doesn't remember Demjanjuk at the camp.

Demjanjuk's son, John Demjanjuk Jr., said Friday that the hope is that if the arrest warrant is deemed invalid there will be no reason to proceed with the deportation.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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