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Czech Protests Nazis’ Release

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Foreign Minister Jaromir Johanes of Czechoslovakian surprised his Dutch hosts during a two-day visit to The Hague this week by accusing the Dutch government of violating the Helsinki human rights accords.

The Czech minister was referring to the release from Breda prison on Jan. 28 of the last two Nazi war criminals imprisoned in the Netherlands: Ferdinand aus der Fuenten, 79, and Franz fisher, 88.

The two prisoners, who were sent to West Germany, were responsible for the deportation of more than 100,000 Dutch Jews.

They were freed by order of the Dutch parliament, which declared them undesirable aliens.

Johanes said he would raise the matter with the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

The Czech government apparently is angry because Holland has urged the release of a Czech author, Vaclav Havel, who was arrested in Prague several month ago while participating in a peaceful demonstration.

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