CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992
Sometime this summer Israel's five-member supreme court is expected to issue a momentous ruling in a case that has become a legal nightmare. At issue is whether a defendant sentenced to death for crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust is really the man accused in the indictment. John--born Ivan--Demjanjuk, 72, a Ukrainian immigrant to the United States who was extradited to Israel to stand trial in 1986, claims he is a victim of mistaken identity.
May 13, 2011 |
John Demjanjuk, a 91-year-old retired autoworker from Ohio, was found guilty of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison by a German court Thursday for his part in the killings of about 28,000 Jews at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Judge Ralph Alt said he would allow Demjanjuk to be free pending an expected appeal. The defendant attended court in a wheelchair and the 18-month trial had been suspended several times because of his poor health. His lawyer, Ulrich Busch, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying his client was "just a scapegoat for the Germans; he has to pay for all the mistakes they made in the past and that's not justice.
July 28, 1992 |
Lawyers for John Demjanjuk, the accused Nazi death camp guard appealing a death sentence in Israel, argued Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice withheld evidence that could have prevented Demjanjuk's 1986 extradition. In a 41-page brief filed at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Demjanjuk's lawyers said the U.S.
March 2, 1993 |
John Demjanjuk, convicted in Israel as the brutal Nazi camp guard "Ivan the Terrible," began a three-day fast Monday to protest a delay in the ruling on his appeal, his lawyer said. A five-judge Supreme Court panel wound up the hearings on the 72-year-old Demjanjuk's appeal last June. "Nine months have passed, nothing has happened," attorney Yoram Sheftel said. "Any jury in the Western World would come to its conclusions within one hour. "My client is approaching 73.
August 18, 1992 |
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Monday appointed a federal district judge from Tennessee as a special master to investigate whether the Justice Department engaged in prosecutorial misconduct in its Nazi war crimes case against John Demjanjuk.
July 29, 1993 |
John Demjanjuk, convicted five years ago of murdering thousands of Jews at the Nazi death camp at Treblinka during World War II, could be set free today by the Israeli Supreme Court. Or, he could hear his original sentence of death by hanging confirmed as Treblinka's "Ivan the Terrible," the hated guard who packed Jews into the camp's gas chamber and delighted in tormenting them as he did.