• Kyodo


A court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Friday convicted and meted out jail terms to two French men for their role in the kidnapping of Japanese architect Akira Ojima, who was found dead in Nanterre in 1998.

Jean-Paul Zahm, a 53-year-old anesthetist, was sentenced to 18 years in prison, while former company owner Guy Magnan, 51, was given a 10-year term.

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