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Suspected Nazi war criminal who lived in Canada for decades arrested in Hungary

Posted by satyrikon στο Ιουλίου 18, 2012

Originally posted on National Post | News:

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A 97-year-old Hungarian man who became a Canadian citizen in 1955 and is suspected of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands of them during the Holocaust was taken into custody Wednesday, questioned and charged with war crimes, prosecutors said.

The case of Laszlo Csatary was brought to the attention of Hungarian authorities by the Simon Wiesenthal Center last year.

Prosecutors decided to charge Csatary with the “unlawful torture of human beings,” a war crime that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Csatary’s lawyer, Gabor Horvath B., said that a judge, acting on a request from prosecutors, ordered his client to be confined to house arrest for a maximum of 30 days.

Horvath B. said he had appealed the ruling, which also opened the way for authorities to confiscate Csatary’s passport.

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Tibor Ibolya, Budapest’s acting chief prosecutor, said Csatary recounted his Holocaust-era…

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