Demjanjuk Can Be Deported: Appeals Court

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2009 12:34 PM CDT
John Demjanjuk in 2006.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A federal appeals court today ruled that alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk can be deported to Germany to stand trial, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Demjanjuk’s family had argued that the 89-year-old’s poor health would make the flight tantamount to torture, resulting in a stay last month. An appeal to the US Supreme Court is expected. The Ohio resident is charged with playing a role in 29,000 death-camp murders.