John Demjanjuk -- 88-year-old Nazi's deportation delayed

Accused Nazi John Demjanjuk's deporation was delayed in court today. John Demjanjuk, a man accused of being Nazi death camp guard during World War II, was taken from his home in Cleveland today, about to be deported to Germany to stand trial, but the courts are preventing him from being deported from the country.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay in the deportation order, willing to hear the arguments of Demjanjuk's relatives, who say he is too old and frail to travel to Germany to stand trial, and that he is being falsely accused.

From an AP report:
The return of alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk to Germany for trial on war crimes was delayed again Tuesday by a federal court, shortly after six immigration officers removed the retired autoworker from his suburban Cleveland home in a wheelchair. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay until it could further consider Demjanjuk's motion to reopen the U.S. case that ordered him deported, in which he says painful medical ailments would make travel to Germany torturous.
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