Demjanjuk Deportation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Justice Department spokesman says the government is "one step closer" to removing from the United States a man accused of being a Nazi concentration camp guard.

John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) has 30 days to appeal yesterday's
deportation order that would return him to his native Ukraine.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal (VEEZ'-ehn-thahl) Center in Los Angeles says people shouldn't "confuse" what's happening to Demjanjuk as "anything but justice." Cooper says it's "not vengeance."

Demjanjuk's attorney claims sending his client back to Ukraine would be similar to throwing him "into a shark tank." He expects Demjanjuk to appeal the ruling.

Demjanjuk lost his U-S citizenship in 2002 after a judge ruled documents from World War Two proved he was a Nazi guard at death camps or forced labor camps.

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