Will Zuzak; DEMANUK.015 = April 1994 update; 1994-04-22
Dear subscribers:

     A quick update summary on the Demjanjuk/war crimes issue:

(1)  In a telephone call last Wednesday night, Ed Nishnic states that 
things are strangely quiet in the Demjanjuk case. The OSI has not yet 
appealed to the Supreme Court the "prosecutorial misconduct constituting 
fraud on the court" ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court. Judge Battisti has 
not yet responded to submissions of the Demjanjuk defense, that he overturn 
his 1981 denaturalization judgement and dismiss the OSI demand that 
Demjanjuk prove his innocence.

(2)  Neal Sher has stepped down as director of the OSI and is now heading 
up Israel's main lobby AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee). 
Eli Rosenbaum(?) is now the head of the OSI.

(3)  The April 3, 1994 issue of the Ukrainian Weekly contains an "Open 
letter from Demjanjuk defense" explaining the situation and appealing for 

(4)  The April 4, 1994 issue of the Ukrainian Voice has reprinted a letter 
by Eugene Roslycky from the Monday, January 3, 1994 issue of the London, 
Ont., Free Press concerning the John Demjanjuk case. Prof. Roslycky 
submitted the article to several Canadian newspapers back in August, 1993
but was refused publication until finally the London Free Press relented.

(5)  A rather long article in the April 11, 1994 issue of the Ukrainian 
Voice titled "Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Assoc." and subtitled 
"action note: war crimes" emphasizes the difference between the Canadian 
war crimes legislation under rigorous criminal rules of evidence and the 
American OSI lax civil procedures consisting of denaturalization and 
deportation. It highlights the case of John Demjanjuk as "an example of 
what goes wrong" under OSI procedures.
     The article concludes with the following two paragraphs:
     "There has been continuing pressure to introduce the American system, 
because the standard of proof is so much lower than required by Canada's 
war crimes legislation. If the policy is changed, any immigrant to Canada 
who concealed his place of birth to save his relatives from harm can, and 
will, be denaturalized and deported. The Minister of Justice, Allan Rock, 
has confirmed articles in the media that the government is planning to 
abandon the Canadian system and adopt the American one in dealing with war 
     Write to the government and your member of parliament that you oppose 
denaturalization and deportation and support trying alleged war criminals 
in Canada's criminal courts.
                   Write to:
The Rt. Hon. John Chretien
Prime Minister
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6

and (name of member of parliament), M.P.
House of Commons
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6

If you live in the Justice Minister's constituency, write to:
Hon. Allan Rock, M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada
Constituency Office
2940A Bloor Street West
Etobicoke, Ontario M8X 1B6

     I hope to be able to post telephone, fax and Email numbers of relevant 
bureaucrats and politicians at a later date.
Will Zuzak; DEMANUK.015 = April 1994 update; 1994-04-22