Demjanjuk Attorney: My Client Suffered Like the Jews

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John Demjanjuk’s attorney has compared his client’s suffering at the hands of the Nazis to that of the Jews and insisted he should be acquitted on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder.

Ulrich Busch said Thursday in his third day of closing arguments that Demjanjuk and other Ukrainian prisoners of war “were considered subhuman; Jews, Ukrainians or Gypsies did not count” for the Nazis.

The 91-year-old Demjanjuk was a Red Army soldier who is accused of agreeing to serve as a guard at the Nazi’s Sobibor death camp after he was captured. Prosecutors have called for a conviction and six-year prison sentence.

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