Former Nazi war criminal dies in Austria

11:04, June 21, 2011      

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Last Austrian Nazi war criminal on the top 10 most wanted list died at 98 in Austria last week, Austrian Press Agency (APA) reported on Monday.

Milivoj Asner, a former police chief in Croatia, was accused of murdering hundreds of Serbs, Jews, Sinti and Roma in 1941-1942.

In 2005, the Croatian government charged Asner with crimes against humanity and war crimes in the city of Pozega, Slovenia, during World War II. The Simon Wiesenthal Center rated him as the No. 3 most wanted Nazi war criminal.

The Croatian-born Asner escaped to Austria after the WWII and lived in the southern city of Klagenfurt under his assumed name of "Georg Aschner."

The Austrian government refused to extradite him to Croatia, saying he was not healthy enough to stand trial.

Source: Xinhua
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