CLEVELAND – A lawyer for alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk said he has asked an appeals court to block his elderly client's deportation to Germany.
Attorney John Broadley said Tuesday that Demjanjuk is frail, in pain and in poor health. He says forcing him to go to Germany amounts to torture.
The 89-year-old came to America after World War II and lives near Cleveland. He faces charges in Germany accusing him of being a guard at a Nazi death camp during the war.
Broadley has also asked the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va., to reopen a U.S. case that has ordered Demjanjuk deported.
Germany had wanted Demjanjuk in the country Monday, but court actions have blocked the move.