2019-01-19 BBC backgrounder on Josette Audin

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The widow who asked eight French presidents for the truth

LINK: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-46897151

The widow who asked eight French presidents for the truth

By Charlotte McDonaldBBC World Service

  • 17 January 2019

Josette Audin today

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Josette Audin spent more than 60 years asking French leaders to admit responsibility for her husband's death in Algeria. Finally, last year, Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that he had been tortured and killed in custody. At the same time, he said the archives would be opened to researchers - was this an empty promise?