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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nazi Trial Suspended




VILNIUS, Lithuania -- The first Nazi war crimes trial in the former Soviet Union effectively ended before it really began when judges Friday postponed the proceedings indefinitely because of the defendant's ill health.


Judges said Aleksandras Lileikis, 92, was too ill to stand trial and that the case could resume only after his health improved. Lawyers say there's virtually no chance judges will ever restart the trial.


Lileikis is charged with genocide for allegedly sending scores of Jews to their deaths when he headed the Vilnius security police during the 1941-44 Nazi occupation.