Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commander | Reuters

WARSAW Poland plans to seek the extradition of an American on suspicion of World War Two crimes against humanity, Poland's government-affiliated history institute said on Monday. The Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) said in a statement that Michael K

Reuters March 13, 2017 23:16:35 IST
Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commander
| Reuters

Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commander
 Reuters

WARSAW Poland plans to seek the extradition of an American on suspicion of World War Two crimes against humanity, Poland's government-affiliated history institute said on Monday.

The Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) said in a statement that Michael K. is suspected of ordering the killing of 44 Poles in 1944 in eastern Poland when he was a commander in the Nazi's SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion.

As a result of that order, several villages - including Chlaniow and Wladyslawin - were set on fire and buildings destroyed, IPN said.

It has asked a regional court in Poland's Lublin to issue an arrest warrant for Michael K. as the first step towards an extradition request. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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