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    DR. HORST SCHUMANN, A GERMAN DOCTOR WANTED FOR THE MASS MURDER OF JEWS IN NAZI?

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    DR. HORST SCHUMANN, A GERMAN DOCTOR WANTED FOR THE MASS MURDER OF JEWS IN NAZI GERMANY, MOVED A STEP CLOSER TO DEPORTATION FROM GHANA WHEN ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 4) THE GHANA COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSED HIS APPEAL.

    THE COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSED THE APPEAL BY DR. SCHUMANN AGAINST HIS COMMITTAL TO PRISON TO AWAIT DEPORTATION TO WEST GERMANY. IN EFFECT, THIS WAS AN APPEAL AGAINST HIS EXTRADITION -- ALREADY DECIDED BY THE GHANA GOVERNMENT.

    IN WEST GERMANY, THE 60-YEAR OLD DOCTOR FACES A CHARGE OF ALLEGED COMPLICITY IN THE MASS KILLING OF PRISONERS DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

    THE COURT WAS COMPOSED OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE AKUFFO-ADDO, WHO PRESIDED, AND JUSTICES AZU CRABBE AND LASSEY.

    THEY OVER-RULED SUBMISSIONS THAT DR. SCHUMANN'S ALLEGED OFFENCES HAD ANY POLITICAL NATURE, AND THAT THE ALLEGED OFFENCES WERE COMMITTED IN OBEDIENCE TO A SUPERIOR AUTHORITY WHOSE REFUSAL WOULD HAVE MEANT HIS DEATH.

    AN ACCRA BARRISTER, MR. AMOFA, APPEARED FOR DR. SCHUMANN, WHILE THE SENIOR STATE ATTORNEY, MR. S.A.C. FORDJOUR, CONDUCTED THE CASE FOR THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT. SOME OFFICIALS OF THE WEST GERMAN EMBASSY IN ACCRA WERE PRESENT AT THE HEARING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MU6S50EOCHC52VJNNJOEBZOY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MU6S50EOCHC52VJNNJOEBZOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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