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War crimes suspect, 97, declared fit for trial

AFP reports: Budapest Municipal Court ruled on Thursday that Sandor Kepiro's trial could continue after physical and mental health checks showed the 97-year-old was fit, even if very frail. He stands accused of being directly responsible for the deaths of 36 Jews and Serbs during a raid by Hungarian forces in the Serbian town of Novi Sad in January 1942. The former Hungarian gendarmerie officer was formerly number one on the list of wanted Nazi criminals by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

See previous posts on Sandor Kepiro and John Demanjuk, who was last week sentenced to five years in prison.