December 23, 1986 |
A third appeal for clemency by Andrija Artukovic, under death sentence for war crimes when Croatia was a Nazi puppet state, has been rejected, the state news agency Tanjug said today. Artukovic, 87, who had been living in Seal Beach, was extradited from the United States in February and tried for crimes against humanity and war crimes in connection with the deaths of more than 700,000 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies between 1941 and 1945.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1986
February, 1986, will be referred to in history as the "month of miracles." My reference is to the unlamented departure of two bloody dictators, Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti and Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines; the extradition of two Nazi war criminals, Andrija Artukovic to Yugoslavia and John Demjanjuk to Israel, for crimes committed during World War II. What a pity that it should take so long for justice to prevail! GENE GALVIN Los Angeles
June 28, 1985
A U.S. magistrate tentatively ruled today that accused Nazi war criminal Andrija Artukovic be released on bail from a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Mo., and be allowed to return to Southern California. Artukovic has been accused of complicity in the execution of 770,000 Yugoslavian Serbs and Jews during World War II. His attorneys said Artukovic, 85, is blind and suffering from a variety of serious illnesses. Magistrate John R.
July 2, 1985 |
The son of alleged Nazi war criminal Andrija Artukovic filed suit today in U.S. District Court claiming that the Justice Department is violating his father's rights by trying to deport him under Yugoslav rather than U.S. extradition laws. "Our government is making a big mistake," the son, Rad Artukovic of Los Angeles, said at a news conference. The suit charges the Office of Special Investigations, the government of Yugoslavia, Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III and Secretary of State George P.
September 3, 1986
Yugoslavia's Federal Court upheld the May 14 death sentence for Andrija Artukovic, former police minister of the Nazi puppet state of Croatia, the state-run news agency reported. Attorneys for Artukovic, 86, who suffers from several ailments including Alzheimer's disease, said they plan further appeals.
May 1, 1985 |
A federal magistrate ruled today that alleged Nazi war criminal Andrija Artukovic may be extradited to face trial in Yugoslavia for mass murder but ordered that he not be removed from the United States until his attorneys have time to appeal. U.S.