The government of Prime Minister, Ayman Ben Abdel Rahman, has set, at the top of its priorities in the memory file, the resolution of the outstanding issues between Algeria and the former colony, France, which in their entirety go back to the grim colonial era, by updating the legal arsenal related to national memory, which often caused In strained relations between Algeria and Paris.
He presented the government’s plan of action to this axis, when he spoke about “completion of memory files related to the recovery of the remains and skulls of the martyrs of the popular resistance, the National Archives, the nuclear test explosions in the Algerian desert, the missing of the national liberation revolution and other files related to the situation of exiles and displaced persons, as well as all forms of crimes committed by France.” colonialism against the Algerian people.
The “scheme” did not detail the nature of the bills that it will submit later to the legislature, but it seems that it decided to go far in the memory file, using legal means to recover the Algerian right, in light of the French countries fleeing forward. On top of these files is the case of the skulls of the martyrs of the Algerian resistance against France since the early beginnings of the occupation, which are displayed in French museums in a scene that lacks the values of human civilization.
Algeria had recovered the first batch of the skulls of 24 of the martyrs in the summer of 2020, including the skull of Sheikh Bouziane, who led a revolution in the south of the country in the year 1847, before the French arrested him in 1849 and then shot and beheaded him. However, there are a larger number of skulls, which are still displayed in French museums, including hidden in French cellars, and they are the subject of demands by the Algerian authorities to retrieve them for burial according to Islamic customs.
The other file that is no less important, which is the file of the Algerian archives smuggled to France, which previous negotiations showed that Paris is not serious about handing over it, as the figures related to this file indicate that what was handed over does not exceed only 02 percent of the stolen Algerian archives. And if French President Emmanuel Macron lifts the secrecy of the Algerian archive, which has been around for five decades or more, this remains a French affair, because Algeria demands its extradition and not the lifting of secrecy.
The issue of the French nuclear explosions in the south of the country, and their serious repercussions on human life and the environment, are among the most complex outstanding issues between Algeria and Paris. This file is divided into two parts that France did not deal with responsibly, as Algeria demands that it hand over the map of nuclear explosions while bearing the burdens of purifying the test areas and their surroundings from nuclear radiation, as well as compensating the victims financially and providing them with health care.
Despite the enactment by the French party of the Moran Law in 2010, which regulates the compensation process for those affected by radiation, the French government has not yet compensated not a single Algerian, despite evidence that the diseases they suffer from are caused by nuclear radiation resulting from the remnants of toxins emanating from the explosions. , deposited in the ground and moving in the ocean.
There are also other files that are no less criminal than the previous ones, which are those related to the missing during the liberation revolution, who were kidnapped by the occupation army, and their families still do not know anything about them so far, in light of the French regime covering up its crimes, which began to manifest itself through confessions. Which were issued in the last few years by the French state, such as the crime of liquidating the fighter Ali Boumenjel, the martyr Arab hero Ben M’hidi, and before that the kidnapping and liquidation of the French fighter supporting the revolution, Maurice Audan.
The issue of the Algerian exiles and displaced is one of the most heinous crimes that France has imposed on the Algerians, and it has been highlighted in recent years, as is the case for those who were forcibly deported tens of thousands of miles to New Caledonia, and here Paris must absolve itself of these torturers. .