Canadian Court denies ex-Nazi Oberländer a stay of deportation case

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On Tuesday, April 6, a Canadian court refused Nazi collaborator Helmut Oberländer’s request for an indefinite suspension of his deportation case.

The 97-year-old former SS man, who was recently stripped of his Canadian citizenship, had demanded a de facto suspension of any action in the case.

On February 8, Canadian authorities postponed consideration of the deportation of former SS man Helmut Oberländer.

On December 25, the Russian embassy in Ottawa reported that Canadian authorities, despite Russia’s request for extradition of former SS Helmut Oberländer, who took part in the USSR’s mass executions, refused to comment and did not request any documents.

Earlier, on December 18, the FSB of Russia confirmed Oberländer’s participation in the executions of 27,000 people near Rostov-on-Don in 1942 and in other places, in particular in the areas of Taganrog and Krasnodar.

Investigators opened a case for genocide of orphans under Article 357 of the Russian Criminal Code on October 30, 2019. The investigation revealed that in December, the Supreme Court of Canada stripped Oberlander of the citizenship he had previously been granted. He concealed from the authorities of this country that he participated in the activities of the said fascist unit.

The Canadian government launched the process of deportation of Oberländer, but the country where he was to be deported was not reported.

In April, Canadian authorities postponed a possible deportation hearing for Oberländer because of the coronavirus pandemic. He would first be subject to a hearing to determine whether the charges against him were substantiated and only then could deportation follow.