Ninety-eight-year old charged with WW2 crimes

Last updated 21:09 18/06/2013

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Hungarian prosecutors say they have indicted a 98-year-old former police officer for abusing Jews and assisting in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Laszlo Csatary, who has denied the charges, was first detained by Hungarian authorities in July 2012 after his case was made public by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish organization active in hunting down Nazis who have yet to be brought to justice.

Tuesday's indictment by the Budapest Investigative Prosecutors' Office says Csatary was the chief of an internment camp for Jews in Kosice - a Slovak city then part of Hungary - in 1944, and that he beat them with his bare hands and a dog whip.

Prosecution spokeswoman Bettina Bagoly said Csatary's trial is expected start within three months.

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