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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

War Criminal Dies

PARIS () -- Former militia chief Paul Touvier, the only Frenchman convicted of crimes against humanity committed during World War II, died Wednesday in prison, court officials said. He was 81.


Touvier, convicted in 1994 of ordering the deaths of seven Jews, died in a hospital at Fresnes Prison south of Paris, state radio France Info reported. Touvier had been suffering from prostate cancer.