Let's hope his journey to appear before the highest court won't be as comfortable.
PARIS (AP) — Maurice Papon, who was convicted of crimes against humanity for his role in deporting Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died, his lawyer said Saturday. He was 96.
Papon, who became France's budget minister after the war, was taken to a clinic east of Paris on Thursday for heart problems and was to undergo surgery involving his pacemaker. Lawyer Francis Vuillemin told LCI television that Papon "died peacefully in his sleep."