Macron to admit French torture during Algerian War

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French president will recognize that the French military tortured and ultimately killed Maurice Audin.

  • Zachary Young
  • Politico

PARIS — France was responsible for the disappearance of a pro-Algerian activist in 1957, Emmanuel Macron is set to acknowledge Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on stage next to a placard reading "do more for those who have less" during the presentation of an anti-poverty plan, in Paris, on September 13, 2018. - French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a 8 billion euro plan focusing on education and getting the unemployed back to work in an effort to combat poverty. Placard reads "make more for those who have less". (Photo by Michel Euler / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images)

Maurice Audin, a mathematician and member of the Algerian Communist Party (ACP), disappeared in Algiers in June 1957 after having been arrested in his home by French military. French intelligence suspected him of sheltering soldiers from the ACP’s guerrilla wing during the…

His body was…

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