Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

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Apr. 26: During a visit to France, former Algerian Defense Minister Khalid Nizar was named in lawsuits on charges of torture. Fearing arrest he immediately fled the country. [4/27 NYT]

May 2: The Front of Socialist Forces (FFS), the largest Berber party in Algeria, called for peaceful demonstrations in Algiers. [5/3 FT]

May 4: Paul Aussaresses, a French General during Algeria's war of independence against France, confessed to the enormity of French brutality during that war. He added that the methods he and others used were condoned by high government officials. [515 FT]

May 21: In Tizi Ouzou, East of Algiers, approximately thousands of Berbers demonstrated in the streets, calling for the withdrawal of paramilitary gendarmes. [5/22 NYT, FT]

May 23: In clashes with protesters in Feraoun village, 100 miles East of Algiers, paramilitary forces shot and killed one teenage Berber and injured 11 others. [5/24 NYT]

In Tizi Ouzou, more than 10,000 Algerian women marched in protest against recent police crackdowns. [5/24 NYT]

May 31: President Bouteflika announced a cabinet reshuffle of the Finance and Housing Ministries. …

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