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Demjanjuk faces 29,000 counts

March 12, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk has been charged with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his time as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Prosecutors say they will seek his extradition from the U.S.

Demjanjuk is accused of participating in the killings in 1943 while he was a guard at the Nazi camp in occupied Poland. The 88-year-old, who lives in a Cleveland suburb, denies involvement.

His son, John Demjanjuk Jr., said his father suffers from a blood disorder and acute kidney failure and is not well enough for international travel.

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