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 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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