Eshkol Reports to Cabinet on Intervention for Stangl’s Extradition

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency published 27/03/1967 at 17:17


Jerusalem, Mar. 26 (JTA) – Israel has asked the Government of Brazil to grant one of the three requests addressed to it for the extradition of Franz Paul Stangl, the Nazi commandant of the extermination camps of Treblinka and Sobibor, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol informed the Cabinet here today.

Stangl FranzThe request that Brazil accede to one of the extradition applications -- filed in Brazil by Austria, West Germany and Poland -- was made at a conference by Israeli Ambassador S. Divon with the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Mr. Eshkol reported. The Foreign Minister in Brazil said he will pass on Israel's request to his Government.

Brazilian attorneys have raised doubts about the feasibility of Stangl's extradition to any country on the grounds that Brazil has a statute of limitations barring prosecution for any crime committed more than 20 years before the apprehension of the criminal. The case is now before the Brazilian High Court which will decide on whether Stangl will be extradited.

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