Disgraced French general and Algeria torturer dies

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General Paul Aussaresses was convicted in 2003 for defending torture after admitting his role at the head of “death squad” during the Algerian War.

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Disgraced former French general Paul Aussaresses, who was stripped of his rank in 2003 for admitting and defending the use of torture during the Algerian War, has died aged 95, according to a veterans’ association, reports FRANCE 24.