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Trial for Artukovic Will Begin April 14

Associated Press

The trial of Andrija Artukovic, an alleged Nazi war criminal extradited from the United States, will begin April 14 in Zagreb, the official news agency Tanjug reported Wednesday.

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, where Artukovic served as interior minister of the Nazi puppet government in World War II.

Tanjug, quoting newspaper reports, said a special transparent panel would be built to protect Artukovic from possible attack in the courtroom.

Artukovic, 86, is charged with ordering the deaths of hundreds of civilians and partisan fighters. He had been living in Seal Beach, Calif., since shortly after World War II. He was extradited Feb. 12.

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