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A former French Cabinet minister has been indicted for “crimes against humanity” for his alleged role in the deportation of Jews from southwest France during World War II, veteran Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld said. Maurice Papon, former budget minister under President Valery Giscard D’Estaing and Paris’ longest-serving postwar police chief, was secretly indicted three months ago, but the charges were only revealed this week. Papon, 79, has consistently denied aiding in the arrest of Jews and said he helped Jews escape the Nazis.


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