The Dutch SS war criminal Siert Bruins has passed away at the age of 94. Bruins had been living in Germany. He fled to the country after the war, and Germany refused to extradite him because he had German nationality.
Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins will not have to go to prison for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in 1944. The Public Prosecution Authority in Germany has retracted the appeal to convict Bruins for murder, the court in Hagen, Germany reports.
The court in the German Hagen ruled Wednesday not to convict the Dutch war criminal, Siert Bruins, for murder.
The Dutch Public Prosecution demanded a lifelong sentence against the Dutch war criminal Siert Bruins (92). He is on trial in Hagen for the murder of resistance fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema, on September 1944 in Appingedam.