France officially recognizes use of torture during Algerian liberation war

September 14th, 2018

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APS : Thursday, 13 September 2018

PARIS- France has officially recognized the “systemic” use of “torture” during the national liberation war.
In a communiqué, the French presidency announced that President Emmanuel Macron was willing to recognize on Thursday that Algerian activist Maurice Audin, disappeared in June 1957, was “dead under the torture used then in Algeria by France.”
The Elysée added that the French Head of the State would hand over a declaration to Maurice Audin’s widow and will announce the “opening of the archives on the issue of the Algerian and French missing civilians and soldiers.”