German State Prosecutors Hans-Joachim Lutz announced yesterday that Mr John Demjanjuk, 89, is accused of being an 'accessory' of the death of 27,900 Jews.
Many of us may not understand what the legal notion of 'accessory' stands for. An 'accessory' is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal.
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