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Austrian Government Agrees to Extradite Belgium Nazi Julien Van Dooren

The Austrian government has agreed to extradite Belgium Nazi Julien Van Dooren, it was announced here today. In 1947, Van Dooren had been tried in absentia by a Belgium court and sentenced to death for his activities during the war. He had lived in hiding in Austria from 1947 until his arrest by Austrian police in 1968. Van Dooren had fought extradition claiming to be a political refugee, but Austrian courts have declared him to be just an ordinary criminal.