France admits to killing Algerian independence activist

In a meeting with the activist’s grandchildren, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, confessed that the French government was responsible for the death of Algerian Independence activist, Ali Boumendjel.  His death was orchestrated by the government ruling in 1957. The Algerian lawyer turned activist was killed in a jail cell on orders from the French Government. His death was ruled as a suicide. Ali Boumendjel was a freedom fighter that fought for the freedom of Algeria from colonial rule.   France had previously claimed the activist killed himself in prison  The French government had released a statement after his death that the activist killed himself in prison. Boumendjel’s family has fought the government for years, demanding that the truth about his passing be told to the public. Boumendjel was a key figure in the fight for Algeria to gain its independence from France. Macron described him as a brave and empathetic person that had been encouraged by the French Revolution to p... See more