Auschwitz guard’s ap­peal re­jected

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Ger­many’s top court said on Fri­day it has thrown out a bid by a 96-year-old for­mer Auschwitz death camp guard for a re­prieve on serv­ing his sen­tence as an ac­ces­sory to mur­der. Oskar Groen­ing was con­victed in July 2015 of be­ing an ac­ces­sory to the mur­der of 300,000 Jews and sen­tenced to four years in prison. A fed­eral court re­jected his ap­peal against the con­vic­tion last year. Groen­ing has re­mained free dur­ing a dis­pute over his fit­ness for prison. Prose­cu­tors ar­gued that he is fit to serve time so long as there is ap­pro­pri­ate med­i­cal care.

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