Torture During The Algerian War
Elements of the French Armed Forces as well as of the opposing Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) made use of torture during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62), creating an ongoing public controversy. Pierre Vidal-Naquet estimates that there were "possibly hundreds of thousands of instances of torture" by the French military in Algeria . The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) also engaged in extensive use of extreme violence including torture, especially against pro-French and uncommitted members of the Muslim population.
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