France to admit it disappeared opposition figure in Algiers

Maurice Audin was tortured and then vanished

13 September, 12:07

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, SEPTEMBER 13 - In a historic decision, President Emmanuel Macron will be acknowledging ''the responsibility of the French state'' in the disappearance of Maurice Audin in Algiers in 1957.

    The announcement was made on France Inter on Thursday morning by mathematician and representative of the National Assembly Cedric Villani.

    Audin, a communist mathematician who worked for the independence of Algeria, was tortured by French soldiers before disappearing without a trace in 1957. The head of state will visit the home of Audin's widow on Thursday and, Villani said, ''will acknowledge the truth that Audin was one of those who fell victim'' to the regime at the time. (ANSAmed).

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