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  סיון 13, 5768 , 16/06/08

'Fragile' Nazi Seen Enjoying Soccer Match

The Nazi war criminal listed as Number Four on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Most Wanted List, 95-year-old Milivoj Asner, was spotted by the British Sun newspaper strolling with his wife at the Euro 2008 championships and mingling with soccer fans, according to a report by the paper on Monday.

Austria refused to extradite te Nazi war criminal to Croatia for questioning on his role as chief of police and Gestapo operative in the country's Nazi-controlled wartime regime, saying his health is too fragile. Asner is listed for crimes on an Interpol most-wanted list under a Croatian arrest warrant for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

"Austria has long had a reputation as a paradise for war criminals and now they've been caught in the act," said Ephraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who was interviewed by the Sun. "It is time for them to do what is right and help bring Nazi war criminals to justice."

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