Prosecutors charge Hungarian with WWII war crimes

February 14, 2011 4:02:08 AM PST
Prosecutors have charged a former Hungarian military officer with war crimes committed in Serbia in 1942. The Budapest Investigating Prosecutor's Office says the charges against 96-year-old Sandor Kepiro stem from his participation in a raid by Hungarian forces in Novi Sad, northern Serbia, in January 1942, during which more than 1,200 civilians were killed.

Kepiro returned to Hungary in 1996 after living for decades in Argentina. He is on the list of most wanted war criminals by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

He has denied the charges.