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Continued: Hungary indicts 98-year-old accused of beating Jews, assisting in WWII deportations

  • Article by: PABLO GORONDI , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Lucia Kollarova, a spokeswoman for the Federation of Jewish Communities in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, said they wanted Csatary to go to prison in Slovakia.

"We would prefer the war criminal Laszlo Csatary to be extradited to Slovakia," Kollarova said. "We don't believe that given his age there is a realistic chance" he would be imprisoned in Hungary.

Efraim Zuroff, head of the Wiesenthal Center's Jerusalem office, who brought Csatary to the attention of Hungarian officials, said he planned to attend the trial.

"We welcome the indictment and call upon authorities to expedite the trial in light of the defendant's advanced age," Zuroff said by telephone from Israel. "This is a very strong reminder of the importance of achieving justice even many years after the crimes were committed."

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