French President Jacques Chirac rejected a convicted Nazi collaborator’s request for a pardon because of his poor health. Maurice Papon, 89, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his wartime role in deporting Jews to Nazi death camps. He has a history of heart trouble.
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