Perth, Australia - Trial Will Kill Me, Says 'Nazi War Criminal'
Perth, Australia - Grandfather and accused Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai says he is sick and would not survive being sent to stand trial before a Hungarian military tribunal.
Mr Zentai, 86, is wanted in Hungary for allegedly torturing and murdering 18-year-old Jewish man Peter Balazs in Budapest during army service in World War II.
Last month, he lost a constitutional challenge in the High Court as was reported by VIN News, and will now face the Perth Magistrates Court on May 20 for a hearing allocation date on his extradition.
Mr Zentai’s son Ernie Steiner says his father has fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder, and an unidentified blockage in the brain which could be responsible for his two or three mini-strokes every week.
Mr Zentai today said he was too sick to be sent to Hungary for trial.
“I probably wouldn’t come back, wouldn’t come out of it alive,’’ he said.
He has also repeatedly denied the claims brought against him by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. “Definitely, I was not involved in any such activities,’’ he said. “I never murdered anybody, particularly not Peter Balazs. No, definitely not, I’m innocent of that.’’
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