Associated Press | Thu Feb 21, 2002, 11:23 AM ET

Key dates in John Demjanjuk Case

Accused Nazi's Citizenship Revoked (AP)

Aug. 25, 1977 Justice Department seeks to revoke U.S. citizenship, alleging Demjanjuk hid a past as Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible."

June 23, 1981 U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti revokes citizenship.

Feb. 27, 1986 Demjanjuk is extradited to Israel following 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' authorization.

April 25, 1988 A three-judge Israeli panel sentences Demjanjuk to death after finding him guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

June 30, 1988 Demjanjuk appeals conviction.

June 30, 1993 U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, appointed to investigate Justice Department actions, says he found "substantial doubt" that Demjanjuk was "Ivan" but upholds extradition.

July 29, 1993 Israeli Supreme Court rules 5-0 that Demjanjuk was not "Ivan the Terrible."

Aug. 6, 1993 Appeals court rules U.S. government must allow Demjanjuk to return to United States while the court investigates his extradition.

Aug. 11, 1993 Israeli attorney general recommends Demjanjuk be deported rather than tried for new Nazi war crimes.

Sept. 22, 1993 Demjanjuk returns to United States.

Nov. 17, 1993 Appeals Court rules government fraudulently withheld evidence; reverses its own order that authorized Demjanjuk's extradition in 1986.

Feb. 20, 1998 U.S. District Judge Paul R. Matia overturns decision stripping Demjanjuk of his citizenship.

May 19, 1999 - U.S. Justice Department moves to revoke Demjanjuk's restored citizenship, alleging he was a guard at Nazi death and forced labor camps during World War II.

June 8, 2001 Demjanjuk's second citizenship trial concludes.

Feb. 21, 2002 Matia revokes Demjanjuk's citizenship, saying documentary evidence proved Demjanjuk was a Nazi guard and the case does not need eyewitness corroboration.