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Man charged with helping kill 27,900; world newsbulletin.

GERMAN prosecutors yesterday formally charged suspected Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder.

No date has yet been set for the trial of the 89-year-old retired car worker.

Prosecutors accuse Demjanjuk - who was deported from the US in May - of serving as a guard at the Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

Demjanjuk says he was a Red Army soldier who spent the war as a Nazi prisoner of war and never hurt anyone.

Doctors cleared the way for formal charges earlier this month, determining that Demjanjuk was fit to stand trial for two 90-minute periods per day.
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Date:Jul 14, 2009
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