March 13, 2017 / 5:30 PM / 5 months ago

Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commander

WARSAW (Reuters) - 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

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below