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German High Court: Demjanjuk's Deportation Legal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Berlin (AP) -- Germany's highest court has rejected an attempt by John Demjanjuk to challenge his recent deportation from Ohio for trial on charges of being accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp.

German Constitutional Court spokeswoman Anja Kesting said today that the court would not take up Demjanjuk's challenge as it saw no grounds for violation of the 89-year-old's basic rights.

An attorney for Demjanjuk in Germany says he plans to take the case to the European court of human rights.

Munich prosecutors accuse Demjanjuk of being a guard at a camp in Nazi-occupied poland during World War II. They allege he was an accessory to murder in 29,000 cases.

U.S. authorities deported Demjanjuk from his suburban Cleveland home on May 12.

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


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