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BRITAIN URGED TO PROSECUTE OR EXPEL ALLEGED EX-NAZI

A Nazi-hunting center Monday asked Britain to prosecute or expel an alleged former Nazi death squad officer who is reportedly living there.

Konrad Kalejs has already been deported from the United States and Canada for serving as lieutenant in the Arajs Kommando, a Latvian group that murdered at least 30,000 Jews, Communists and Gypsies during World War II, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement.

"We urge you to take immediate action so that this mass murderer will not continue to enjoy the undeserved hospitality of the United Kingdom," the director of the center's Israeli branch, Ephraim Zuroff, said in the release.

Kalejs immigrated to Australia after the war, became a citizen and moved to the United States in 1959.

In a 1993 opinion from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Kalejs was described as a company commander in a pro-Nazi unit that killed thousands at the Salaspils labor camp. Kalejs was deported from the United States in 1994.

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