MTI, BORS (Hungary), BBC
BUDAPEST - Laszlo Csatary, one of the world's most wanted Nazis and war crimes suspects, has died at the age of 98. The death, first reported by Hungarian tabloid Bors, was confirmed Monday by Csatary's lawyer, Gabor Horvath.
Hovarth said his client had died on Saturday morning, BBC reports. "He had been treated for medical issues for some time but contracted pneumonia, from which he died," he added.
MTI reports that Csatary, who lived on the run for several decades, was awaiting trial after being placed under house arrest by the Hungarian authorities last year. He is accused of having helped to deport thousands of Jews to death camps during World War II. He had denied the allegations, arguing that he had simply acted as an intermediary between Hungarian and German officials.
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Entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau - Photo: Ana Paula Hirama (Flickr)