The former Algerian Revolutionary leader, M. Krim Belcacem was found strangled tonight (Tuesday) in a?
The former Algerian Revolutionary leader, M. Krim Belcacem was found strangled tonight (Tuesday) in a Frankfurt hotel. According to a West German Interior Ministry official, the Algerian's body was found a Frankfurt's Intercontinental Hotel and M.Belkacem was presumed to have been dead since Sunday (18 Oct).
His body was found in one of four rooms taken by four men. Three of the men, all Moroccans, are being sought by police in connection with the case.
Krim Belkacem was a colleague of Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella and the leader of Algerian delegation at the Evian talks on Independence from France in April, 1961. He left Algeria when M.Ben Bella came to power late in 1962 Until August 1962 he was head of the Algerian Political Bureau.
In April 1969 he was sentenced to death in his absence at a trial in Gran, organised by President Boumedienne who replaced Ben Bella in 1965.