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Thursday 2-Sep-93 11:46 AM
Reno defends Demjanjuk decision
WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Attorney General Janet Reno Thursday defended
the decision not to ask the Supreme Court for help in keeping
John Demjanjuk out of the country.
“We reviewed this matter very carefully,” Reno said, “and we
made the best decision we could based on law and evidence in the
The decision has drawn fire from some Jewish groups and Holocaust
survivors in the United States and abroad.
Reno announced Wednesday that the government would not ask for an
emergency stay from the high court after a federal appeals court
in Ohio ruled that the former suburban Cleveland autoworker could
return to the U.S.
But Reno said the government would continue deportation
proceedings against him.
The Israeli Supreme Court has cleared Demjanjuk of charges he was
“Ivan the Terrible” at a World War II [NAZI] death camp, but
has taken no action on allegations he was a guard at another