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    SIX EDUCATION OFFICIALS- THREE MOSLEMS AND THREE EUROPEANS EXECUTED BY THE SECRET ARMY ORGANIZATION OUTSIDE ALGIERS MARCH 15, WERE BURIED AT EL ALIA CEMETERY MARCH 18.

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    SIX EDUCATION OFFICIALS- THREE MOSLEMS AND THREE EUROPEANS EXECUTED BY THE SECRET ARMY ORGANIZATION OUTSIDE ALGIERS MARCH 15, WERE BURIED AT EL ALIA CEMETERY MARCH 18. M.JEAN MORIN, THE FRENCH DELEGATE-GENERAL; M. GUILLAUMAT, THE MINISTER-DELEGATE;AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

    THE SIX DEAD MEN WERE ATTENDING A CONFERENCE OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE MIXED EUROPEAN AND MOSLEM SUBURB OF BEN AKNOUN. A GROUP OF ARMED EUROPEAN O.A.S MEN ENTERED THE BUILDING, ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS SURROUNDED BY GUARDS ARMED WITH MACHINE-GUNS, AND READ OUT THE NAMES OF NINE MEN THEY SAID HAD BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY AN O.A.S. TRIBUNAL. ONLY SIX WERE PRESENT. THEY WERE TAKEN OUTSIDE, LINED AGAINST A WALL AND SHOT DOWN WITH MACHINE-GUN FIRE. FIVE DIED INSTANTLY, THE SIXTH, M. MOULOUD FERAOUN, A SCHOOL INSPECTOR AND AUTHOR, AND CLOSE FRIEND OF THE LATE ALBERT CAMUS, DIED SOON AFTERWARDS IN HOSPITAL.

    MOSLEM CHILDREN WATCHED THE MASSACRE FROM BEHIND A HEDGE, AND LATER GAVE DETAILS TO THE POLICE. OVER A HUNDRED BULLET HOLES WERE FOUND IN THE WALL. THE DEAD OFFICIALS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR BASIC SCHOOLING CENTRES IN MOSLEM AREAS - GET UP, IRONICALLY, IN 1956 BY M. JACQUES SOUSTELLE. IT HAS BEEN REPEATED BY ALLEGED BY RIGHT-WING POLITICIANS THAT SCHOOLING GIVEN AT THESE CENTRES HAD AM F.L.N BIAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8W5G6N6RGF0OKW0KEIFXP4FDR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W5G6N6RGF0OKW0KEIFXP4FDR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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