Nazi war crimes suspect found non-guilty by Hungarian court

09:20, July 19, 2011      

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A three-judge panel in a Hungarian court issued a not-guilty verdict in the war crimes trial of 97-year-old Sandor Kepiro.

Kepiro, a former Hungarian gendarmerie captain, was listed by the Simon Wiesenthal center as the world's most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect.

He was charged of ordering the rounding up and execution of over 30 Jews and Serbs during a raid on the Serbian city of Novi Sad in January 1942

Kepiro, who has been hospitalized for the past week, was brought to the court by ambulance and remained connected to an IV line as the verdict was delivered.

Prosecutors had called for a prison term. But Kepiro continuously denied his guilt, saying he had never killed anyone. The verdict is subject to appeal.

Source: Xinhua
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