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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:03 PM

France's Macron admits system of torture during Algeria war

Source: Associated Press


Elaine Ganley, Associated Press
Updated 12:47 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018

PARIS (AP) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday formally recognized the responsibility of the French state in the death of a dissident mathematician in Algeria in 1957, admitting for the first time the French military's "system" that included torture during Algeria's independence war.

Macron visited on Thursday the 87-year-old widow of Maurice Audin, a French anti-colonial activist who disappeared from his Algiers home after his arrest. He asked for her pardon, announced the opening of French archives on the disappeared and expressed hope a new era would dawn for often-bitter French-Algerian relations.

Audin, a French communist mathematician, was arrested in 1957 by the French military during the battle of Algiers. His body has never been recovered, but historians widely believe he was tortured which Macron acknowledged, a major break with France's official version of the war.

"The only thing I am doing is to acknowledge the truth," Macron told Josette Audin.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/France-s-Macron-admits-system-of-torture-during-13226297.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:24 PM

1. Thank you for this information. The Algerian War was part of my growing awareness of world events.

Graduated from HS in 1957.

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:25 PM

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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:29 PM

3. So it will be 2058 before any admissions of truth and torture in America from 2002 to 2010?

Good to know!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:39 PM

4. Proper

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