French army ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian independence figure Ali Boumendjel, President Macron admits

//French army ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian independence figure Ali Boumendjel, President Macron admits

French army ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian independence figure Ali Boumendjel, President Macron admits

French President Emmanuel Macron has admitted for the first time that French soldiers murdered a top Algerian independence figure then covered up his death in the latest acknowledgement by Paris of its colonial-era crimes.Macron met four of the grandchildren of Ali Boumendjel and admitted “in the name of France” that the lawyer had been detained, tortured and killed in Algiers on March 23, 1957, his office said on Tuesday.French authorities had previously claimed that he had committed suicide…

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