Italian Court Dismisses War Crimes Cases against Priebke, But His Detention Continues Pending German Extradition Request

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Sunday, September 1, 1996
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
9
371-372
Abstract: 
On August 1, 1996, an Italian military court dismissed charges against former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke as a result of statute of limitations difficulties. Nevertheless, Priebke was rearrested hours after the dismissal because prosecutors from the city of Dortmund, northeast of Bonn, indicated they intend to make a formal application for his extradition ... [more]