Fortuyn Killer Jailed for 18 Years

World | April 15, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00

The man who killed Dutch anti-immigration politician Pim Fortuyn - the then leader of the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) - has been jailed for 18 years. 33-year-old Volkert van der Graaf was spared a life sentence, the court ruling that Van der Graaf should receive the lighter 18-year sentence to give him the chance of rehabilitation. Van der Graaf said he killed Fortuyn to protect Muslim immigrants.

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