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July 8, 2003
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the French government to use a new law to seize the pension payments of convicted Nazi-era war criminal Maurice Papon. In a letter sent Monday to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the center’s international liaison director, Shimon Samuels, said the reinstatement of Papon’s pension rights by the Council of State last week “gave a moral lesson to the youth of France that by deception and longevity you can get away with murder.”

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