A U.S. appeals court has asked the government to provide medical records in the deportation case of John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk), who faces charges in Germany that he was a guard at a Nazi death camp.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Department of Justice must provide a copy of the doctor's report it used to determined Demjanjuk is healthy enough to safely travel. It also asks for the government's plans for the transportation of Demjanjuk to Germany.
Also, it wants Demjanjuk's attorneys to file papers addressing whether the court has jurisdiction.
The court's requests were filed Thursday. Lawyers have one week to respond.
Family of the retired autoworker have said flying him to Germany would amount to torture and that he might not survive the flight.