Monday, June 30, 2008

Suspected Nazi War Criminal Milivoj Asner, 95, Found With Euro 2008 Football Fans

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Milivoj AsnerA suspected Nazi war criminal has been found watching his country play football at the Euro 2008 football championships.

Milivoj Asner, 95, was spotted relaxing with fellow football fans in Austria while he watched his national side Croatia star in the tournament.

He is rated at number four on Interpol's most wanted list.

The Sun newspaper reported that Asner has been living under an assumed name in Klagenfurt since 2006, where the Croatian team are currently staying.

He is known by locals but has been spared extradition for being too ill to face charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Croatia.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which attempts to track down suspected Nazi war criminals said Asner must face justice.

Director Dr Efraim Zuroff told the The Sun: "He's enjoying a life many hundreds of victims were denied when they were sent off to be murdered.

"If this man is well enough to walk around town unaided and drink wine in bars, he's well enough to answer for his past.

"It is our intention to bring this to the attention of the Austrian Minister of Justice Maria Berger and call for his immediate extradition."

Asner now lives under his assumed name of Dr Georg Aschner. He was indicted in 2005 for crimes committed during his time as a Ustashi police chief in the Second World War.

Among the charges is that he stood by as fascists burned and looted a synagogue in Pozega during 1941 and 1942. He is also alleged to have ordered the deportation of Serbs and Jews.

It was originally ruled that the 95-year-old could not be extradited to Croatia because he was an Austrian citizen.

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