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Inspirational French writer Stephane Hessel dies at 95

27 February 2013 Last updated at 22:49 GMT

Stephane Hessel, the former French Resistance fighter whose 2010 manifesto Time for Outrage inspired social protesters, has died aged 95.

Hessel died overnight, his wife Christiane Hessel-Chabry told France's AFP news agency in Paris.

A German by birth, he was imprisoned in Nazi camps during World War II for his activities in France.

Hugh Schofield reports.