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Effort to Suspend Nazi’s Life Sentence

July 2, 1975
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Lawyers for Nazi war criminal Joseph Kotaella will summon Dutch Justice Minister Andries van Agt to suspend Kotaella’s life sentence for health reasons. Kotaella, one of the three Nazi war criminals remaining in Dutch Jails, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage three years ago and several lesser attacks since then. Kotaella’s lawyers said the Justice Minister should have exercised his privilege to interrupt sentences for reasons of ailing health long ago. The summoning will take place before The Hague court on July 22.

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