Demjanjuk Fit to Stand Trial, Germany Rules

Accused Nazi death-camp guard, 89, is officially stateless
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2009 8:55 AM CDT
In this 2005 file photo, John Demjanjuk arrives at the federal building in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file)
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(Newser) – John Demjanjuk is physically able to stand trial for his alleged role as an accessory to murder in a Nazi death camp, German officials ruled today. The family of the retired Ohio autoworker, 89, had said ill health made him unfit, but the only condition doctors imposed was a limit of two 90-minute court sessions per day. Demjanjuk, who was deported from the US in May and stripped of his citizenship, is officially stateless, Deutsche Welle reports.