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Danish Nazi 'should face trial'
A Danish court has ruled that an 83-year-old former Danish SS officer, now living in Germany, should be charged over a wartime murder.

Soeren Kam, who fled Denmark after World War II, is wanted in connection with the death of a Danish journalist in 1943.

A court in Copenhagen said Mr Kam should be handed over to the Danish authorities to face charges.

It is not clear whether Denmark will request his extradition.

Mr Kam was a member of a Danish branch of the SS known as the Schalburg Corps. He is suspected of assassinating Carl Henrik Clemmensen, a newspaper editor who was kidnapped and shot dead in a Copenhagen suburb in 1943.

The allegations arise from evidence given by another Danish Nazi - Knud Flemming Helweg-Larsen - who was executed in 1946 for his part in the killing.

Mr Kam has become a German citizen since fleeing to the Bavarian city of Kempten.

The Bavarian authorities have previously rejected requests from the Danish Justice Ministry for Mr Kam to be prosecuted or extradited.




SEE ALSO:
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