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Slovakia - Jews Want Extradition of Nazi-Era Suspect

Published on: July 24, 2012 08:33 PM
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Alleged Hungarian war criminal Laszlo Csatary (R) is helped by a relative as he leaves the Budapest Prosecutor's Office after he was questioned by detectives on charges of war crimes during WWII and prosecutors ordered his house arrest in Budapest, Hungary, 18 July 2012. EPA/BEA KALLOSAlleged Hungarian war criminal Laszlo Csatary (R) is helped by a relative as he leaves the Budapest Prosecutor’s Office after he was questioned by detectives on charges of war crimes during WWII and prosecutors ordered his house arrest in Budapest, Hungary, 18 July 2012. EPA/BEA KALLOS

Slovakia - Slovak’s Jewish community is calling on state authorities to request that a 97-year-old alleged Holocaust-era war criminal under house arrest in Hungary stand trial in Slovakia.

Laszlo Csatary is suspected by prosecutors of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands of them in 1944 while he was a police officer in the Slovak city of Kosice - at the time part of Hungary.

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Jaroslav Franek, spokesman for the Federation of Jewish Communities, said Tuesday that local Jews want Csatary to stand trial in Slovakia.

Slovakia’s Justice Ministry says it is studying the case.

Csatary has been convicted in absentia for war crimes in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and sentenced to death.

Hungarian authorities charged Csatary last week with “unlawful torture of human beings.” He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.


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 Jul 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM survivorkids Says:

Hashem has granted yet another one of these criminals long life, so our next generation could see them being punished and prove wrong once again all those who deny the holocaust.

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 Jul 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM Anonymous Says:

As a descendant from kosice who lost dozens of family members I never got a chance to meet, I want justice more than anybody, but won't this move slow the wheels of justice by him having a chance to fight his extradition before any trial can commence? The clock in the background sure is ticking...

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 Jul 25, 2012 at 07:43 AM Ina Says:

If he was already sentenced to death in 1948 then why is another trial up for discussion? Can someone please explain. Thanks.

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 Jul 25, 2012 at 08:37 AM qazxc Says:

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survivorkids Says:

Hashem has granted yet another one of these criminals long life, so our next generation could see them being punished and prove wrong once again all those who deny the holocaust.

Glad you know all the cheshbonos in himmel.

Maybe next you can explain why he was allowed to kill all those yidden? Or is that information classified above your security clearance level in the Heavenly Accounting Department?

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