Piero Angela’s death: Algerian Parliament Speaker, government members offer heartfelt condolences

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ALGIERS- Speaker of the Council of the Nation Salah Goudjil sent on Sunday, a message of condolences to the family of Italian journalist, friend of the Algerian Revolution, Piero Angela, who died, Saturday, at the age of 93, in which he recalled that the documentary made by the deceased had constituted a “turning point in the struggle of the Algerian people for their freedom.”

“The famous Italian journalist, Piero Angela, friend of the Algerian Revolution, has just left us a few days before the celebration by Algeria of the double anniversary of the offensive in northern Constantine and the Soummam Congress (August 20, 1955 and 1956),” Goudjil wrote in his message.

“Known for his support for the glorious Liberation Revolution, in particular through the documentary he made, the late Piero Angela received, last March, the ‘Medal of the Friends of the Algerian Revolution’ awarded to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in recognition of his contribution to the War of Liberation and the militancy of the Algerian people, determined to recover their sovereignty and free themselves from the colonial yoke”, he added.

Mr. Goudjil also underlined the deceased’s contribution to the internationalization of the Algerian cause in international forums and to its inclusion on the UN agenda, “after having made public videos evidencing barbarism of the occupier and the repression of the demonstrations of December 11, 1960 by the French occupying forces”.

In this painful circumstance, the Speaker of the Council of the Nation offered his “sincere condolences and deep compassion” to the family of the deceased and to the friendly Italian people.

For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, expressed his “deep sadness” following the death of the Friend of the Algerian Revolution, Piero Angela, presenting his sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased.

For his part, the Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laïd Rebiga, sent a message of condolence to the family of the deceased, in which he indicated that the National Memory will retain the name of the deceased in the register of defenders of values and anti-colonial human rights, presenting his “sincere condolences” and “deep compassion” to the family of the deceased.

He reiterated, moreover, his “recognition for the fights and the efforts made by one of the figures who had supported our glorious Revolution”.

Besides, the Minister of Communication, Mohamed Bouslimani, offered his sincere condolences and deep compassion to the family of the deceased.

The Italian journalist Piero Angela, a friend of the Algerian Revolution, passed away, on Saturday, at the age of 93, announced his son on his twitter.

The deceased was honored, last year, by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who awarded him the “Medal of Friends of the Algerian Revolution”.

The Medal was presented to him, last March, at the headquarters of the Algerian Embassy in Rome, in recognition of his support for the glorious Algerian Revolution.

Born on December 22, 1928 in Turin, Italy, Piero Angela supported with his pen alongside other Italian journalists, the struggle of the Algerian people for their freedom.

He co-directed with journalist Bernardo Valli, also honored by President Tebboune, a documentary during the demonstrations of December 11, 1960, which had greatly contributed to the internationalization of the Algerian cause.

Created in June 1987, the Friends of the Algerian Revolution’s medal is awarded to foreign personalities who have provided an effective financial or moral support to the struggle for national liberation war.

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