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Chronology of the Demjanjuk case

Chronology of the Demjanjuk case

Key dates in the case of John Demjanjuk:
_ 1952: Demjanjuk, native of Ukraine, emigrates to United States. Gains citizenship in 1958.
_ Aug. 25, 1977: Justice Department seeks to revoke U.S. citizenship, alleging Demjanjuk hid past as Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible."
_ June 23, 1981: Citizenship revoked.
_ Feb. 27, 1986: Demjanjuk extradited to Israel.
April 25, 1988: Demjanjuk sentenced to death after being found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
_ June 30, 1993: U.S. federal judge finds "substantial doubt" Demjanjuk was "Ivan" but upholds extradition.
_ July 29, 1993: Israel's Supreme Court rules 5-0 that Demjanjuk was not "Ivan the Terrible."
_ Aug. 11, 1993: Israeli attorney general recommends Demjanjuk be deported rather than tried for new Nazi war crimes.
_ Sept. 22, 1993: Demjanjuk returns to U.S.
_ Nov. 17, 1993: U.S. appeals court rules government withheld evidence in Demjanjuk case, reverses order that authorized 1986 extradition.
_ Feb. 20, 1998: Federal judge overturns decision stripping Demjanjuk of U.S. citizenship.
_ May 19, 1999: Justice Department moves to revoke Demjanjuk's restored citizenship, alleging he was guard at Nazi death and forced labor camps.
_ May 29, 2001: Second citizenship revocation trial starts.
_ Feb. 21, 2002: Court revokes citizenship.
_ Dec. 28, 2005: Chief immigration judge rules Demjanjuk can be deported to Germany, Poland or Ukraine.
_ Jan. 30, 2008: Appeals court denies Demjanjuk's petition to block deportation.
_ May 19, 2008: Supreme Court declines to hear appeal of deportation ruling.
_ March 11, 2009: German prosecutors charge Demjanjuk with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder and will seek extradition from U.S.