PHM 2204 Lecture 17 Supplement 3

PHM 2204 Lecture 17 Supplement 3 - the Algerian War of...

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PHM 2204 Fall, 2007 David Copp THE ALGERIAN WAR AND THE USE OF TORTURE See the film, “Battle of Algiers.” The DVD and video are on reserve in the library. For background, you could begin with the entries in “Wikipedia” for “Battle of Algiers,” the film, for “Algerian War”, and for “Torture during the Algerian War.” The following paragraph comes from the introduction to the latter entry. ‘The French Armed Forces made a systematic and indiscriminate use of torture during
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Unformatted text preview: the Algerian War of Independence (1954-62), creating a public controversy which is far from having been stifled today. Although the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) also engaged in violent acts and some of those cases of torture have been registered, it was never systematized and developed as it had been by the French military. At the time, the French military justified the use of torture with claims that they were leading a "pacification" operation against "FLN terrorism."...
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