Recent Visnews film shows the release of a group of Algerian suspects from the internment camp at Tigzirt, Algeria.
Recent Visnews film shows the release of a group of Algerian suspects from the internment camp at Tigzirt, Algeria. They were part of the 7,000 Muslim suspects who are being released under the amnesty announced by General de Gaulle on Jan 13.
The amnesty marked the beginning of General de Gaulle's seven years as President of the Fifth Republic. It includes Frenchmen serving prison sentences for collaborating with the Germans during World War II, common criminals and the Muslim suspects held in Algeria.
Ahmed Ben Bella and other leaders of the Algerian Nationalist Organisation F.L.N. who were arrested in 1956, will be moved from a prison near Paris and placed in a fortress where they will be given preferential treatment..
On Jan 14 Messali Hadj, the 68-year-old leader of the second Algerian nationalist organization M.N.A. was released from Belle Ile Fortress, off the French Atlantic Coast, where he had been a political prisoner of the French Government for the past three years.