Zentai – no extradition attempt from the government today

December 9, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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Newspaper reports that the High Court in Canberra would hear a plea today from the Government for the extradition of Charles Zentai, a 90-yr-old Perth resident wanted by the Hungarian authorities for questioning over the death of an 18-yr-old Peter Balazs in Budapest in 1944 are not true according to Zentai’s son.

Charles Zentai

Ernie Steiner has told J-Wire: “These reports from an unknown source are totally incorrect. The Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor has not at this stage been granted Special Leave to Appeal to the High Court. The Minister’s application will be heard by the High Court in Sydney this Friday morning and will be contested at that time.”

A 2009 extradition approval by the Minister O’Connor was overturned in July last year.

Peter Balazs was dragged off a tram in Budapest and taken to army barracks where he was beaten to death in front of prisoners.

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