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Australia to extradite nazi war crime suspect

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Australia has given the green light to the extradition of one of the world’s most wanted nazi war crimes suspects.

88-year old Charles Zentai is listed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as number seven on its top ten list of alleged Holocaust-era criminals. The Australian Interior Ministry has said it will not oppose his extradition to Hungary where he is wanted in connection with the murder of a Jewish man in Budapest in 1944. At the time Zentai was a 23-year old warrant officer in the Hungarian army allied to the Third Reich. Zentai says he left Budapest the day before the alleged murder and that heart problems mean he would not survive extradition. He has two months to file an appeal with Australia’s Federal Court.