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Subject: Demjanjuk Case - Israeli Statement
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Archive/File: holocaust/poland/reinhard/demjanjuk demjanjuk.s3
Last-Modified: 1993/01/07
Subject: Statement Concerning Demjanjuk Decision (Minister of Justice)

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    STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE PROFESSOR DAVID LIBA'I CONCERNING
    THE DEMJANJUK DECISION
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    (Communicated by the Justice Ministry spokeswoman)
    Jerusalem, 29 July 1993


Minister of  Justice David  Liba'i said today that the Supreme Court has
proven that  Jewish judges  in Jerusalem  are capable of reaching a fair
verdict,  even in the case of a defendant who was indicted and convicted
of crimes against the Jewish people.

Minister Liba'i  commended Prosecutor Michael Shaked who,  with fairness
and thoroughness,  supplied the Court with new evidence from Germany and
the CIS,  although  he knew  that some  of it  was not supportive of the
prosecution's case.

The Minister  added that  the statute  of limitations  does not apply to
crimes of  Nazis and  their collaborators.  Therefore,  the  Ministry of
Justice will continue to review any suspicion of crimes against humanity
and the Jewish people.  The Attorney General and the State Attorney have
informed the Minister that,  having reviewed the Court's decision,  they
regard the Demjanjuk case as closed for the reasons rendered unanimously
by the Justices in their decision.

Minister Liba'i strongly condemns threats voiced against the Justices of
the Supreme  Court and  warned that respect for judges and acceptance of
their judgments are vital to the rule of law.  Criticism of the judgment
is legitimate,  but  it must  be stressed that the Justices fear nothing
but the law.


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