'Nazi guard' verdict at 1030 GMT: German court

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A verdict in the trial of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk will be handed down at around 12:30 pm (1030 GMT), the court in Germany where he is being tried said Thursday.

Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, 91, is accused of helping to murder nearly 30,000 Jews while a guard at the Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland in 1943. He denies the charges.

Prosecutors have called for a six-year jail sentence for Demjanjuk, who was deported to Germany in 2009 from the United States, where he lived for decades after World War II.

The high-profile trial in Munich, seen as one of the last to involve an alleged Nazi war criminal, has led to much soul-searching in Germany on the issue of delayed justice.

© 2011 AFP

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