Archive/File: holocaust/france reuter.040495f Last-Modified: 1995/04/10 French court rejects Nazi aide's bid for release VERSAILLES, France, April 4 (Reuter) - A French appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Nazi collaborator Paul Touvier, jailed for life for crimes against humanity, to be freed on bail pending a possible retrial, justice sources said. It was the third time judges had rejected such a request by Touvier, 80, who applied for a retrial after he was sentenced to life imprisonment by an assize court a year ago. The first Frenchman ever convicted of crimes against humanity, Touvier was found guilty of ordering the execution of seven Jews in Rillieux-la-Pape, near Lyon, in June 1944 while he was regional intelligence chief of the pro-Nazi militia. He is being held in Paris's La Sante prison.
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