Nazi war crime suspect dies at 98
VIENNA – Authorities say a suspected Nazi war criminal sought by Croatia has died at 98 in Austria.
They say Milivoj Asner died Tuesday at a home for the aged in the southern city of Klagenfurt.
Austrian authorities had said Asner, a naturalized Austrian citizen, suffers from dementia and was not healthy enough to be extradited to Croatia for trial on alleged atrocities.
The Croatian-born retired police chief caused a stir three years ago when he was seen watching a soccer match in Klagenfurt. Critics contended Austria is sheltering Asner from Croatia, which wanted to try him for alleged World War II-era atrocities against Serbs, Jews and Gypsies.
The Jerusalem-based Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday called refusal by the Austria to extradite Asner — "a travesty of justice."