Monday, September 03, 2007

Zentai granted leave to appeal extradition

From AAP, September 03, 2007:

...The High Court of Australia today granted leave to Charles Zentai to appeal a lower court's decision to extradite him to Hungary.

Hungarian authorities want to try Mr Zentai, 84, over allegations he tortured and murdered a Jewish teenager in Budapest while serving in the army during World War II. At a hearing in Canberra before three High Court judges, Justice William Gummow gave both Mr Zentai and an alleged Irish fraudster leave to appeal against extradition orders. Mr Zentai and Vincent O'Donoghue lost a federal court appeal in April in which they argued that state magistrates did not have the legal power to deal with extraditions. Perth Magistrates Court originally ruled in both their cases....

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