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3 Jul, 2009 13:16

Nazi guard Demjanjuk ready for trial

Suspected Nazi war criminal John Demyanyuk has been deemed fit to stand trial in Germany following medical checks.

In May, the Ukrainian-born 89-year-old was deported from the U.S. to Germany, where he's been charged with involvement in the killing of twenty-nine thousand Jews during the holocaust.

Witnesses testified that they recognized him as one of the guards who worked at the Nazi death camp Sobibor in Poland.

Demyanyuk denies the charges, saying he was just a Red Army soldier who was a prisoner of war.