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Attorney General of Brazil Finds Extradition Demand for Stangl Valid; Informs Court

The demands of Austria and West Germany for the extradition of Franz Stangl, wartime commandant of the Treblinka and Schibor death camps in Poland, are valid under Brazilian law, Attorney General Haroldo Valdao reported today to the Brazilian Supreme Court here.

Stangl, who was arrested in Sao Paulo last February, has been under maximum security detention since awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on the extradition requests. The Court must now set a date for a hearing and give its ruling. This was expected next week. Stangl has been accused of responsibility in the killing of 700,000 Jews in the two death camps.