Thursday 26 January 2023

Journalists not guilty of infringing Nazi war criminal’s privacy

A court in Germany has found two Dutch journalists not guilty of infringing the privacy of convicted Nazi war criminal Heinrich Boere by filming him using a secret camera.

Jelle Visser and Jan Ponsen, journalists for Dutch television current affairs programme EenVandaag, claim they were serving the public interest by recording their conversation with Boere before he was jailed last year.
The 90-year-old Dutchman volunteered for the SS in 1941 and was found guilty of killing at least three people before fleeing to Germany after the war
He was finally sentenced in a German court in March 2010 after five decades of living in freedom.
The report begins with the reporters knocking on Boere’s door at the nursing home where he lived before being jailed.

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