Quebec, Public lecture '' Disappeared in Algeria : the right to know »

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 - 19:00 - 22:00

Context:

The Algerian people has lived for 10 years in a "dirty war" that is 150 000-200 000 deaths. No fewer than 7,200 disappearances, tens of thousands of people were tortured, raped, abducted, murdered by Islamist groups or security forces. This war continues and the Kabylie is in a chaotic situation. New murders occur every week. Algerian society as a whole is plunged into a terrifying spiral of suffering and wretchedness when tiny minority, in the shadow of corruption of the generals of the "black cabinet", displays an insolent wealth. Millions of families trying to survive without water, housing, jobs and hope. Why this hatred and who benefits from the situation? The international community has a right to know and help lift the veil on the disappeared in Algeria.

Activities:

Private seminar for NGOs, journalists, academics and other specialists with Nassera Dutour, president of the Collective of Families of the Disappeared in Algeria at Laval University to take stock of the situation.

Conference-debate Nassera Dutour, president of the Collective of Families of the Disappeared (s) in Algeria at Laval University to take stock of the situation.

Achievements:

Participation of many NGOs and organizations, and reference to the event in daily newspapers.