BUDAPEST (AFP) - A 97-year-old Hungarian, until recently the world's most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect, went free from court Monday after being cleared of ordering the execution of over 30 Jews and Serbs in 1942.
The prosecution had demanded at least a prison sentence for Sandor Kepiro, who until his arrest topped the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's list of most wanted Nazi criminals.
But the defence insisted there was no tangible evidence that Kepiro had carried out war crimes.
"Today's verdict is laughing in the face of at least 1,246 victims of the raid in Novi Sad," said the centre's director, Efraim Zuroff, who left the courtroom right after the verdict.