Algerian historians and jurists are preparing to sue France before international courts, after they have collected 17 cases of assassination, thefts and violations it committed during the colonial era.
• A professor at the University of Blida, Abdelkader Boukaada, revealed in a statement to “Echorouk” website that preparations had been initiated for the prosecution of France for its horrendous colonial crimes, along with a group of historians, jurists and political scientists.
• Mr. Boukaada added that the group is currently collecting new files and studying how and when to ensure timing of implementation.
• He pointed to the count of 17 cases related to heinous assassinations, thefts, violations, and nuclear tests, stressing that the relevant files are in the possession of their owners.
• Mr. Boukaada added that a draft historical code aimed at the elite of history and political science was also called for to present a future vision in terms of negotiating with France on the subject of memory.
• He explained that the issue needs to put points on the letters for each group memory is not a means of manipulation by parties in society, internally and externally.