U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Demjanjuk’s Posthumous Citizenship Bid

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a request to restore the citizenship of John Demjanjuk, the recently deceased autoworker convicted of Nazi war crimes.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that John Demjanjuk cannot regain his citizenship posthumously. The court ruling said in its ruling that his death made the case moot.

Demjanjuk died March 17 in Germany at age 91. His defense attorneys had asked the appeals court to restore the former suburban Cleveland resident’s citizenship, saying the American government withheld potentially helpful material.

The defense team had asked in its filing in April that the court either restore the citizenship or order a hearing on the case.

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