Erich Priebke, 97-Year-Old Nazi War Criminal, Allowed To Leave House Arrest In Italy

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Jewish groups expressed outrage Wednesday that a former Nazi SS captain convicted for his role in the massacre of 335 civilians in Italy has been allowed to leave house arrest for such everyday activities as shopping or going to church.

Erich Priebke's lawyer announced this week that an Italian court granted the 97-year-old German permission last year to leave the Rome apartment where he is serving a life sentence to take care of the "indispensable needs for his life."

He has to inform police before going out, and his lawyer says he is always watched, even in church....

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