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New Trial for Nazi Collaborator in France; Was Sentenced to Death

The French Court of Appeals granted a reprieve today to Jacques Barbier, a former collaborator with the Gestapo in Lyons, from his death sentence and ordered a new trial.

Barbier was sentenced to death for his wartime activities earlier this year by a French military court. The verdict was reversed on a technicality. The former collaborator will be tried again later this year by a French State Security Court.