Friday, July 02, 2010

Zentai wins extradition appeal

From ABC News, 2 July 2010:

Zentai had previously lost all of his legal battles against the extradition.

Accused war criminal Charles Zentai has successfully appealed against a decision which would have allowed for his extradition to Hungary over an alleged murder.

Mr Zentai, 88, has been fighting for five years against a Hungarian government request for him to be returned to face questioning over the death of a Jewish teenager in 1944.

...He had previously lost all of his legal battles against the extradition.

Earlier this year Federal Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor approved his extradition.

However, today a Federal Court Judge in Perth overturned the Mr O'Connor's decision....

Note that in a SMH article, April 27, 2010, by LLOYD JONES:

Zentai's lawyer Malcolm McCusker QC ...said Hungarian authorities had made it clear there was ...a "well-founded suspicion" he may have participated in the crime.
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