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February 13, 2003
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A Paris appeals court began hearing an appeal Wednesday against the release of convicted Nazi-era war criminal Maurice Papon. Minister of Justice Dominique Perben had requested the hearing after Papon, convicted for his role in the deportation of more than 1,500 Jews in wartime France, was released last September after an appeals court ruled he was too old and sick to serve out his 10-year sentence.

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