The FrisianJack Kooistra, also known as 'the Frisian Simon Wiesenthal', managed to track down Luitjens in 1992. Luitjens was stripped of his Canadian citizenship and was deported to the Netherlands. At a court in Assen, he was convicted and sentenced to an imprisonment of 28 months. He served this term, until March 1995 in a prison in Groningen. Afterwards, the Canadian government forbade his return to Canada. Luitjens has been without a nationality since then. Ian Kagedan of B'nai Brith Canada characterized the deportation as part of an ongoing "quest" to bring Nazi war criminals to justice.