Macron admits use of torture in Algeria, to visit Maurice Audin’s widow


President Emmanuel Macron will formally recognize, on Thursday, the French military’s systemic use of torture in the Algerian War in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as the assassination of the Communist militant Maurice Audin, announced the Elysee.

The French head of state will pay, on Thursday noon, a visit to Maurice Audin’s widow, where he will deliver a speech.
He will recognize that Maurice Audin was one of the victims of that system,” said a mathematician, close to the family of Maurice Audin, arrested June 11, 1957 during the Battle of Algiers .
The Elysée said that the French Head of the State will  announce the “opening of the archives on the issue of the Algerian and French missing civilians and soldiers.”

French President Emmanuel Macron declared his watershed decision to recognize the responsibility of the state in the death of communist mathematician, militant of independence, Maurice Audin.

Audin was arrested on June 11, 1957 in full battle of Algiers and then disappeared without leaving traces.


“The President of the Republic has (…) decided that it was time for the Nation to do a truth work on this subject, will announce the Elysee in a text to be unveiled Thursday, September 13. He acknowledged, in the name of the French Republic, that Maurice Audin had been tortured and then executed or tortured to death by soldiers who had arrested him at his home,” reported archyworldys website.






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