Kyiv Post | 03Mar2011 | Associated Press

Defense for Ukraine-born Demjanjuk asks for more evidence

John Demjanjuk's defense team is asking for more evidence to be sought in his trial on charges he served as a guard in the Nazi's Sobibor death camp.

Ukrainian-born retired Ohio autoworker Demjanjuk, 90, is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder. He rejects the charges, saying he never served as a guard in any Nazi camp.

Attorney Ulrich Busch filed 180 new motions in writing Tuesday [01Mar2011] to the court.

In a summary read aloud by judges on Wednesday [02Mar2011], he asked for the court to find a statement from former Sobibor prisoner Dov Freiberg from 1976. Freiberg allegedly says that he was assigned to clean the Sobibor barracks where the Ukrainian guards were housed, and that he does not remember any Demjanjuk.

It was not clear when the judges would rule on the request.