Accused Nazi Guard 1 Step From Deportation

Demjanjuk has one more appeal between him an a German trial
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2009 11:08 AM CDT
This image from video released by John Demjanjuk's family, shows Demjanjuk getting assistance on a bed in Seven Hill, Ohio, April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Demjanjuk Family)
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(Newser) – A federal court today denied John Demjanjuk’s appeal to be granted a stay of deportation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The alleged former Nazi concentration camp guard has one more appeal to file. If that fails, the 89-year-old will be sent to Germany to stand trial for being an accessory to 29,000 murders at the Sobibor death camp in Poland.

Demjanjuk’s family says his medical conditions render him unable to fly or stand trial—and that doing so would constitute torture. "We will continue to do everything possible to stop this inhumane action," John Demjanjuk Jr. said in a statement.