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Laszlo Csatary, Nazi-Era Suspect, May Be Tried By Slovakia

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This Wednesday, July 18, 2012 file photo shows alleged Hungarian war criminal Laszlo Csatary covering his face in a car as he leaves the Budapest Prosecutor's Office after he was questioned by detectives on charges of war crimes during WWII and prosecutors ordered his house arrest in Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos)
This Wednesday, July 18, 2012 file photo shows alleged Hungarian war criminal Laszlo Csatary covering his face in a car as he leaves the Budapest Prosecutor's Office after he was questioned by detectives on charges of war crimes during WWII and prosecutors ordered his house arrest in Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos)

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- A Slovak court is mulling whether to ask Hungary to extradite a 97-year-old suspected of abusing Jews and deporting them during the Holocaust.

Laszlo Csatary was arrested in Hungary earlier this month and charged with "unlawful torture of human beings."

Slovak authorities are considering whether to request his extradition because Csatary's alleged crimes took place in Kosice, a former Hungarian city now in Slovakia.

Justice Minister Tomas Borec said Monday that a district court in Kosice has received a file on Csatary and will decide whether to ask Hungary to extradite him. It wasn't clear when it would make its decision.

Some Jewish leaders in Slovakia see advantages for a trial in Slovakia because there are still living witnesses in Kosice who could testify against him there.

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