Serbia issues international arrest warrant for Nazi war crimes suspect living in USBy AP
Friday, April 2, 2010
Serbia issues arrest warrant for suspected Nazi
BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has issued an international warrant for the arrest of an alleged Nazi war crimes suspect who lives in the United States.
A Serbian court said Friday that 88-year-old Peter Egner is suspected of war crimes against Jews in Belgrade during the German occupation of Serbia in World War II.
Egner allegedly had served in a Nazi unit that killed about 17,000 civilians in 1941 and 1942. Serbian prosecutors say the unit used a specially designed van in which they gassed the victims with carbon monoxide.
Egner lives in a retirement community outside Seattle. U.S. authorities have moved to revoke his U.S. citizenship, saying he had lied about his past in the application in 1960s.
Egner has denied any wrongdoing.
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